A variety of meats.
A snowy day in Hokkaido can become a great obstacle for vehicles, like this mail delivery truck.
More fish for sale.
An exit ramp carries a warning.
Some high tech rice cookers.
Very expensive and high class Japanese rice.
Example prices at a flower shop .
Text: "Hoka no madoguchi o go-riyoo kudasai" ("Please go to the next station")
Wrinkle creams, only 12,000 Yen! (That's about $100).
Magazines specializing in manga and anime.
Instant Ramen, always a popular item, is shown here, pre-packaged with bowls.
Boxes of curry, a very popular food in Japan.
High-end rice cookers for sale in a department store.
Some overly complex refrigerators on display.
A display of high-tech coffee makers and juicers.
A close-up of some cheeses in a Japanese grocery store.
Televisions for sale
A flowershop in Hokkaido.
Because of the negative associations the Japanese have with directly handling money, they use trays like these to place money in and hand to the customer/clerk. Photograph taken at Hokkaido Post Office.
Coffee has been enjoying a boom in popularity in Japan the past few decades.
Frozen shrimp (ebi).
A robbery alarm sits ready at the post office.
Shopping carts in a grocery store in Hokkaido are actually a basket and cart in one.
Soba, noodles made from buckwheat, are served in noodleshops around Japan.