Japanese stores always make me smile.
There’s something so artful and adorable about Japanese displays, trinkets and packaging. They have a way with making seemingly mundane objects feel genuinely delightful. Entire aisles are dedicated to creating amusing lunchboxes. As in, you open up your lunchbox and it’s like Disneyland in there!
The attention to detail is extraordinary. I find myself wanting to buy delicate wooden spoons, funny looking snacks, and ceramic incense burners for no reason whatsoever. How can anyone resist tiny frog-shaped bells on keychains and Pocky, I ask you?