At the Fukushima City bullet train station
The sign says, “kizou JA Shin Fukushima”
kizou–寄贈 means “presentation, donation” These cuttings are a gift of the JA Shin Fukushima.
First stop in Ikebukuro….A used video game shop.
Street Scene in Ikebukuro
Okay, I am not sure what the deal is with expensive (VERY EXPENSIVE) fruit in Japan. That box of white strawberries is 110 dollars! The red strawberries are 59 dollars a box. Who buys this stuff? Prince William?
For a price comparison, a little container of strawberries at my supermarket is currently around five or six dollars.
Hina Festival Senbei. I REALLY wanted to buy this senbei–for the box, not the senbei itself. The box was really cute but stupidly I did not get a photo of it. However, I am on a money diet and did not buy this. 😦
Lots of lovely senbei. I am not really a senbei fan, so I did not buy any.
Ralph Lauren at the shopping area. A sweater costs 11,000 yen, so 93 dollars at today’s exchange rate.
We basically went to Tokyo for my husband’s birthday, plus we went on a discount train ticket day (meant to encourage tourism.)
I’ll have more Tokyo photos in the days to come.