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Part 4: 100-Yen Shops

I had planned to do a post with more writing tonight, but the metal grater I was using to grate ginger for dinner decided to take off a chunk of the skin on my right thumb right at the knuckle, so tonight’s post will briefer than usual.

The savior of many an expat with college loans, 100-yen shops carry kitchenware, home repair goods, and anything plastic you might need for your home. They are also the source for inexpensive Halloween costumes and decorations: witches’ hats, capes, garlands, gel stickers, figurines, silly string, banners, etc.

100 Yen Shop in Komatsu

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Part Two: Halloween as a Brand, or The Seemingly Inexplicable

Diamond Shiraishi is running a “Halloween Festa,” in which anyone who purchases an engagement ring between 3 Sept. and 31 Oct. gets a “lovely present and Halloween sweets.”

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