Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Will Miss #147 - Yutakaraya

There's a discount fresh food shop chain called Yutakaraya about 10 minutes from my apartment. It's often crowded with old people or housewives and a pain to navigate because people block the narrow aisles, but there's something very gratifying about going there and finding chicken on sale for 29 yen (31 cents) per 100 grams (3.5 oz.) or a bag of 6 carrots for 50 yen (85 cents). It's much, much cheaper than markets and the way in which the produce is set out in bins in the front of the shop feels like a big urban experience to this rural raised girl.

I'll miss shopping at Yutakaraya.