Friday, December 30, 2005

New Year's food-buying intensifies

In this photo, dated Dec. 29, shoppers throng the Ameyoko shopping arcade in Tokyo.



The lead-up to New Year's eve is a major shopping time in Japan, when folks buy up a lot of food in preparation for what is one of the two biggest holidays in Japan (the other being summer's Obon festival).


—Mellow Monk


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