A great super market!
You simply take your basket to the cashiere, and the stuff, item by item, add the price and put it ina different basket on the other side… in order!!!!!!
Then, to not stop the flow and make the persons behind you wait longer, you simply take your new basket (generally a different color from those in the entrance) to a place specifically designed to put your groceries into the plastic bags.
On your way out, there is a FREE water (hot and cold) and ice service, and also a place with chairs and tables to sit in case of a quick lunch.
Oh yeah! Did I say lunch? the microwave is just over there buddy!!!!!!
Once home, with your – generally great yet not too sweet – dessert you have a spoon, and with your instant cup, you have the chopsticks and even a toothpick.
Difficult to compete with that, huh?
It is not raining, it is simply the popular umbrella in Japan, protecting you from the UV.
Most of Japanese women carry them because, unlike European women, Asian women refuse to have tanned skins and do anything to protect their “white” colour.
But today it was so cloudy that not even a single ray of sun was there, so why the umbrella???
Maybe even the eventuality of seeing the sun is enough! ===> Seriously? -__-“