Friday, May 10, 2013

culture shock

DSC03940 I've touched upon how Japan bakeries sell their breads, here.

It always amazes me how "just so" items have to be to be sold in Japan.

And if they aren't pretty much perfect, they mark down the price.

Take for instance, this bread. There was a hole (which I've circled) in the slice, so they marked it down 20 yen.

I could see if the majority of the slices had huge holes in them, but out of the 6 slices in the bag, it was only that one.

That hole didn't bother me and I was happy with the markdown.

10 comments:

Rick Nakama said...

Wow! Deal!!

jalna said...

That is so Japanese . . . I just love um. That honey toast looked awesome.

K said...

I actually thought the hole was part of the package design haha

K and S said...

Rick, I know :)

Jalna, honey toast was good too :)

lol K :)

Take care everyone.
Kat

Rowena... said...

Marking down of prices is a concept that I wouldn't seeing more of over here, especially for day-old stuff that is still good. Still, that is one aspect of japanese culture that you can't help but admire for how devoted they are to nothing but a perfect presentation.

K and S said...

it's totally making me spoiled though, Rowena :)

Take care.
Kat

KirkK said...

Nice deal Kat!

K and S said...

it sure was Kirk :)

Take care.
Kat

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

LOL... this is so Japanese. I wonder if it's because the expectation is high so there was no choice to lower the price, or it comes from kindness from the store who doesn't want to sell not-so-perfect one for the same price... I kind of forgot what to think in this case. =P

K and S said...

I have a feeling they didn't want to sell imperfect items, Nami :)

Take care.
Kat