Nov 11, 2008

Love the 100 Yen Store

I'm uninspired today so I'm going back to my list of suggestions from a few days ago.

I'm going to skip the suggestion "Why I have the Best Husband" for now and use Marta's suggestion:  Favorite 100 Yen Treasures.
(Oh, and Thank you Marta for the compliment.  I also love my little yellow tea pot.  If only I drank tea it would be PERFECT!)

So let me tell you a little about the 100 Yen Store.  They're sorta like Dollar Stores.  Only much MUCH better.  The one we like is called "The".  Well, it's "The" and then something in Kanji.  So we call it "The."  Anyway, it's really cool.  

Now, not EVERYTHING in them is 100 Yen.  But most things are and we've gotten some real treasures.  Here's a list of everything I can think of off the top of my head;


(If you can blow up this picture, read the second to last bullet.)
battery operated bullet train toys
A fly swatter
Plastic containers perfect for organizing cupboards
more stationary
Sushi Erasers
Plastic Samurai Swords and Shields
Small Plants
wooden toys
swim goggles
mouse pad

The 100 Yen store has a veritable plethora of treasures  (Yes.  I WOULD say plethora) and if we ever have visitors, we'll take them shopping there first.  In the mean time, let me know if you want me to pick something up for you.  

I'll take any excuse I can get to go again!


shauna said...

They really know how to package their stuff in Japan. I want to buy everything, not open it and keep it just to look at it.

Do they still have the 100 yen Ramen shops?

acte gratuit said...

I haven't seen one, but we have been to 100 yen Sushi which was AWESOME!

mama bear said...

Do you think you could pick me up a set of those fab sushi erasers?!

Shelly said...

Emy! I DESPERATELY need some cute stationary! I've been looking and looking all over and can't find any. Can you get me something cute, plentiful and functional? (My birthday is in 27 days if that is at all helpful incentive!!)

Pretty colorful pens are also appreciated :)

HAha. P.S. Tell D I'm sending his far too belated present this week.

I love you!! And I miss you guys!!