Last Saturday we took a visit to the new Daiso store in Victoria Street Richmond, also known in Japan as the 100 Yen shop. Daiso here, with everything priced at AU$2.80 should be known as 227 Yen shop.
The place was packed and things were were snatched off shelves faster than staff could restock. A queue had formed out the door for people to line up to pay. Not a saucepan lid handle to be seen though. Of the staff, I only saw one recognisably Japanese person, in appearance anyway.
The street entrance to Daiso was not finished, so we had to access it from inside the collection of shops. At last there is a supermarket in this part of Victoria Street, a Woolworths.
Right next to the entrance to Daiso was another of those el cheapo shops, Chicken Feed. I have never seen them on the mainland, only in Launceston. I recall the name amused me greatly at the time, not so particularly now.
Oh yes, we bought a couple of bits and pieces at Daiso and none of this recycled bag nonsense. Without asking our goods were shoved into a marvellous plastic bag, of the type strong enough to strangle a whale.
I am sure R bought something sensible. I didn't. I just bought myself a Shinkansen at $2.80 per piece. I am very pleased with my Bullet Train. It is up high on a shelf so Little Jo cannot play with it.