I’ve come to appreciate and enjoy The Way of the Househusband a lot. I recently finished Season 2 of the anime as well as the Netflix live-action, The Ingenuity of the House Husband (2021). As you may know, the series follows a legendary former yakuza member, now turned house husband. Tatsu manages the cooking and cleaning in the house for his family – his wife, himself, and their cat – and he’s also really involved in the community. He has hobbies such as crafting, and he’s exceptionally skilled at all of these things. He has a wealth of knowledge, is budget conscious, and knows how to scope out the best deals.
I found a lot of educational value in watching the series, and I even tried out a couple of the activities shown in the series. In Season 2, Episode 4 of the anime, Tatsu makes an air freshener out of baking soda and lavender essential oil. I love lavender and happen to have lavender essential oil at home and empty glass jars, so that’s what I did. I put one in my room and another one in my washroom. Best of all, it was inexpensive.
In Season 2, Episode 4 of the anime, Tatsu buys a felting kit and felts a cat. I became really inspired when I watched that episode, and guess what? That’s exactly what I’m going to do. I’m going to look for a felting kit and felt something of my own. I’ve never felt something before, but I love crafts and I think it’ll be fun to try something new.
I plan to watch the Japanese drama, Gokushufudo (2020), which is different from the Netflix live-action. I just love the series because it’s so chill and covers topics I’m interested in. I wouldn’t say that I find housework fun, but it’s interesting to see how everything works because Tatsu explains his process. It’s an entertaining and fun watch, AND I’m learning at the same time. ^^
P.S. The actor who plays Tatsu in The Ingenuity of the House Husband (2021) voices Tatsu in the anime.