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Shopping at Tobu 1 - Walking through the store Shopping at Tobu 1 - Walking through the store 2004100901.jpg
On Saturday we went off to Ikebukuro to shop at the Tobu store, which is this HUGE department store that was at least 12 stories... likely more. The first place we went to was a clothes store (of which there were a zillion).

Holy. Flaming. Muggle. Clothes are EXPENSIVE in Japan. Jeans were at least 50 bucks a pop, and I saw a handbag that was going for about 300 dollars and didn't look all that special. o_O;;;
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Shopping at Tobu 2 - Comparatively cheap Disney ties Shopping at Tobu 2 - Comparatively cheap Disney ties 2004100902.jpg
I happened to run across a section of ties that featured Disney and Studio Ghibli characters, which was cool. If you check out the price tag there, you'll see that these ties were going for around $80 each. And those are cheap ones, too.
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Shopping at Tobu 3 - Checking out the ties Shopping at Tobu 3 - Checking out the ties 2004100903.jpg
Natsuko wanted to buy a tie for someone (I never found out who), and she ended up getting one from this spot here. Yay for ties!
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Shopping at Tobu 4 - The family at a buffet lunch Shopping at Tobu 4 - The family at a buffet lunch 2004100904.jpg
All-you-can-eat buffets are not that common in Japan, so when you go to one you cram down as much as you possibly can in one hour (since after that they kick you out). Mama's in the background, Natsuko is on the left, and Soichiro is on the right. Dem's my other siblings. ^__^
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Shopping at Tobu 5 - I'm part of the family too Shopping at Tobu 5 - I'm part of the family too 2004100905.jpg
And, yeah, I'm part of the family too. While I may look quite different and have no blood relation whatsoever, I'm part of the Japanese world now!
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Shopping at Tobu 8 - Wedding cake Shopping at Tobu 8 - Wedding cake 2004100906.jpg
This is a very nice, fancy wedding cake I happened to come by on my way. No, I didn't buy it... though it looks quite wonderful and tasty. ;)
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Shopping at Tobu 9 - Life without Pac Man Shopping at Tobu 9 - Life without Pac Man 2004100907.jpg
I picked up a random fashion magazine (The MaGASine, which was in English oddly enough) and turned to a random page: this was it. My brother will get a kick out of it. *laughs*

After I took the picture of this page, one of the sales clerks said I could just take the whole magazine, since it was just a flyer essentially. Then five more appeared. ^__^
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