The little japanese things that I couldn't live without anymore
|my winter's best friend : panda kotatsu|
AmidoAmido (網戸) are the things placed outside the windows to stop the mosquitos to get in the place even if the window is open while you just change the air inside the apartment. I have a really bad phobia when it comes to bugs, especially cockroaches and these amido help me not to stand next to the window for hours to check if any bugs is trying to come in.
|a drug store near my house|
Bath tube cover
Bills payment in combinis
Another really convenient thing, in Japan you can pay your bills in any type of combini. It is a bit annoying to remember/think about the payments deadlines but you can actually see how much you spend in comparison to paying them via online money transfer. Also I love collecting the little coupons that the combini staff cuts out of the bill receipt.
For example, the seasonal products are so popular. They are sold only during a limited amount of time and once it's over, they won't be sold before the following year. As an example among hundreds, at the moment there are a lot of products containing chestnut and pear, and these items won't be sold anymore within the next few weeks. They also adapt the packagings to the season, and as it is fall, everything is green, yellow, red,orange and there are a lot of leaves on potato chips packs and other cookies boxes.