At the start of the pandemic, when it seemed like everyone was housebound, we all turned to indoor-friendly hobbies to keep occupied and stay sane. Maybe you got into the sourdough baking trend (or at least made your store-bought toast look extra fancy), stocked up on yarn for craft projects, gave a classic Japanese artform a shot or started a YouTube channel. But have we actually kept up with those new hobbies? Or are we all just mikka bōzu (literally “three-day monk,” a Japanese idiom referring to someone who can’t stick with anything)?
While I’ve certainly relegated that adult coloring book I impulse-bought to the back of my bookshelf, not everyone has been as flaky. Some people have continued to cultivate some pretty interesting “pandemic hobbies,” even 18 months down the line.