Nicely sliced meat, ready for stir fry
Meat on a stick. I'm sure that Liver on a Stick must be there. Blech!
Seafood! Check out the octopus on the right!
I haven't tried these, but I guess they are little prepackaged rice/sushi-type things that taste really good.
More sushi to go
Rice, rice, and more rice!
Cute doggy outfits. Happie, I took this photo just for you!
Here is my favorite (so far) Japanese chocolate--Meiji. Notice the electronic price labels. They can change the prices just by pushing a button.
Hello from Japan! How is everyone? I am doing okay. I haven't been too wild and adventurous lately, but Zach and I did make a quick run to a local Japanese grocery store. We've started buying our produce locally rather than at the navy commissary. The food at the commissary is shipped in from the States, so a lot of the produce shows up looking pretty pathetic. I snapped some photos so you can see some of the cool stuff at the store. The store owners go to great lengths to make everything look really nice. The prices aren't that bad for most things, but there is the occasional item that will just make your jaw drop. For example, I recently saw a cantaloupe on sale for 9800 yen, which is $98!! It was nicely wrapped up and displayed in this wooden box, but come on. The "regular" cantaloupes were between $9 and $15. I hate cantaloupe, so the thought of spending any money on one seems stupid to me, let alone $98!