Takenoko Onigiri in the Lawsons! Takenoko is literally "bamboo child" The onigiri, shown here in its packaging, contains a shoot (actually a corm) from the bamboo. They're very good and you can only get them in the spring.
Fresh Flowers from the Misawa Farmer's Market (three big bouquets: 750 yen!):
Fresh eggs! Although these are available year round, I was particularly excited to find these at the Misawa Farmer's Market for several reasons:
- I love brown eggs
- These were the most humongous eggses I had ever seen
- All the eggs were weird shapes. Not a single properly egg-shaped egg amongst them.
- These were all DOUBLE YOLK eggses! My grandmaw always said that doubles were LUCKY!
- They're a Japanese dozen. That means there's TEN of them. Lee finds this observation hysterical.
- They had a picture of the CHICKEN that laid them! Seriously! A big old photo of the chicken that laid the eggs. She was a cute red hen.
- They were less than two dollars! For the equivalent of fifteen small eggs. Wow.
Also, in addition to 3/3 being Hina Matsuri, it was also Creepy Old Japanese Guy Day at the 100 Yen store. I swear, I have never seen so many creepy-ass old dudes as I did that day. Weird.