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    Grocery Store Display: Instant Ramen

    Instant Ramen, always a popular item, is shown here, pre-packaged with bowls.

  • Thumbnail for Grocery Store Display:  Curries
    Grocery Store Display: Curries

    Boxes of curry, a very popular food in Japan.

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    Vending machines: alcoholic beverages

    With the variety of vending machines on the street, to live in Japan you'd never have to step foot inside of a store. Here is a row of vending machines offering beer and liquor.

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    An example of a trough-style squat toilet seen all over Asia.

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    Ingredients 2 cups prepared sushi rice 3 Tbs. Mirin 3 Tbs. Sugar 4 Tbs. Soy sauce 1-1/4 cup Dashi (fish stock) 1/4 cup Shredded par-boiled carrot Salt 4 Deep-fried tofu cakes (aburage)* or 8 Canned tofu pouches *Aburage can be bought canned or frozen at many Asian food markets. The canned variety are already seasoned and sliced; if using these, plan on three or four pouches per person. Method Bring the prepared sushi rice to room temperature. (If using canned aburage, skip this next step) Pour boiling water over the deep-fried tofu cakes to remove oil. Cool, then slice each tofu cake in half lengthwise to make eight tofu pouches. In a small saucepan, combine the mirin, sugar, soy sauce and dashi together. Simmer over low heat until hot. Drain gourd strips, then add the gourd strips and tofu pouches into the stock. Heat to boil. Cover, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Squeeze the tofu pouches and gourd strips dry. Set aside.

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    Fruit Stand

    A fruit stand is set up on the sidewalk for people to browse as they shop.

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    Rice Cookers

    High-end rice cookers for sale in a department store.

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    Some overly complex refrigerators on display.

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    Sushi bar

    At a rolling sushi restaurant there's no need to order. The food passes each table on a conveyor belt. Afterwords, you pay by the number of plates on your table.

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    Grocery Store Display: Cheeses, Close-up

    A close-up of some cheeses in a Japanese grocery store.

  • Thumbnail for Candy Store Display:  Mochi
    Candy Store Display: Mochi

    Mochi (rice cakes) looking very delicious.

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    Store display: televisions

    Televisions for sale

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    Flower Shop

    A flowershop in Hokkaido.

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    Train symbols

    Symbols for train ticket availability. (i.e. sleeper car, express train etc.)

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    Money Tray

    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.

  • Thumbnail for Grocery Store Display:  Coffee
    Grocery Store Display: Coffee

    Coffee has been enjoying a boom in popularity in Japan the past few decades.

  • Thumbnail for Sushi:  nigiri
    Sushi: nigiri

    Three types of nigiri sushi: salmon (saamon), tuna (maguro), and mackerel (saba)

  • Thumbnail for Grocery Store Display:   Meats
    Grocery Store Display: Meats

    A variety of meats.

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    Snowy Day

    A snowy day in Hokkaido can become a great obstacle for vehicles, like this mail delivery truck.

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    A beautiful door at a traditional Japanese bar

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    Most Japanese schools have classrooms connected by outdoor hallways.

  • Thumbnail for Grocery Store Display:  Fish
    Grocery Store Display: Fish

    More fish for sale.

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    School Girls

    School girls take a break from studying.

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    School Children's Poster

    Children's drawings adorn this poster.