Friday, March 19, 2010

Will Miss #141 - fukubukuro

On New Year's Day, many shops sell fukubukuro uniquely tailored to represent their stores' goods. This is often literally translated as a "lucky bag" or "happy bag", but it's better called a "grab bag". Shopkeepers compile an assortment of goods and set a price that (at least supposedly) is cheaper than the value of the goods.

Though these bags are sometimes hit and miss on being worth the price, it's still fun to buy them for the surprise factor, and I'll miss that.