The Culture That Is Japan

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

Daiso Japan is a Japanese-based retailer that specializes in cutesy cheap crap — curios, stationary, toys, kitchen supplies, cosmetics, toiletries, seasonal goods, etc. It’s an Asian Dollar Tree, with few exceptions, everything in the store is $1.50. The company has a few thousand stores in Japan and about 30 in the United States, most of which are in California, specifically here in SoCal. Their mission statement is “Constant self-denial, to improve stores and products.” Here are a few pictures I took at one of their bright, white-and-pink, fluorescent-lit stores. Like EP, I encountered some weird stuff.

They sell the usual good luck totems and tchotchkes.

japancuriosI have not met a woman who didn’t think these are a brilliant idea.

chairsocksHey, for all I know it works well.

horsefatThis was in the toy section. Would make a great party favor at the neighborhood kid’s birthday.

fakeboobsNo idea what this is, but it was also in the toy section. You’ll be the silliest sex offender on the block!



About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.
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7 Responses to The Culture That Is Japan

  1. Sounds like a destination for Barken’s next So Cal journey

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  2. Tex says:

    We were in the Sydney outlet a couple of weekends ago. Its a fascinatingly odd little place.

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  3. Marc Pisco says:

    They gave us the CBR600 too.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Will S. says:

    Reblogged this on Will S.' Random Weirdness Blog and commented:
    The culture that gave us The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife…

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  5. Toddy Cat says:

    Kathy Shaidle once commented, “70% of all weirdness comes from Japan, 20% from Florida, and 10% from everywhere else”. This could be Exhibit A…


  6. agnostic says:

    “It’s an Asian Dollar Tree”

    Crud squared.


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