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I went to the grocery store today. I thought readers might be interested to see the prices I paid for things. The exchange rate right now is around 95 yen to the US dollar...
1/4 squash - 59 yen - $0.60
1/4 cabbage - 89 yen - $1.00
avacado - 98 yen - $1.10
frozen blueberries - 214 yen - $2.25
lime - 138 yen - $1.50
4.5 lbs of rice - 980 yen - $10.00
grilled small fishes (2 lunches) - 298 yen - $3.25
sashimi on sale (2 lunches) - 298 yen - $3.25
Blendy instant coffee (4 cups) - 198 yen - $2.25
1/2 liter of milk - 188 yen - $2.00
creme brulee - 118 yen - $1.25
1-1/2 liters Pocari Sweat (sports drink) - 198 yen - $2.25
1L-equiv of Pocari Sweat dry mix - 105 yen - $1.00
deodorant - 498 yen - $5.25
I made rice socks when I got home. If you make them right, rice socks really live up to the hype. They feel incredibly good in the winter or when you have aches and pains, and they hold the heat an incredibly long time. I used pantyhose to make mine, but now they have a run in them, so it's back to the hyaku-en shop for some cheap socks soon. Only socks with small weave will work.