Shopping In Japan For A Day

I don’t recall having such an ‘other-worldly’ experience, just going shopping right here in Melbourne for a while. I have heard that a new Japanese store, called “Daiso”, opened a mere 2 months ago in Abbotsford, and looking at their ads, it seems interesting enough for me to pay it a visit. After all, it’s Daiso’s first store in Australia, and apparently they already have hundreds throughout the rest of the world! Why is Australia their LAST destination?

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You can think of it as the equivalent of “Dollars and Sense”, or “Crazy Clerks”, except everything at Daiso is $2.80, no matter what you buy. The store itself isn’t massive, but does carry quite a large variety of stuff that I have never seen at any other stores. Being a Japanese store, all packaging has Japanese writings on them. Thankfully, it does have English as well.

The way that I was conducting myself.. let’s just say I probably looked like a refugee that just returned home after years abroad. I giggled and laughed at just about everything that the store had, like I haven’t seen them for years. Why wouldn’t you?? Here’s some samples..

To start with, there’s soy sauce candy… enough said..

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How about 20 pieces of ‘black’ ear cleaning stick? Why is it blacK??

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Oh.. this is my favourite..  How about charcoal hair shampoo & treatment?? Do people really wash their hair with charcoal in Japan??

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And wow.. how about wasabi deodoriser!??

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Love wasabi so much that you want to smell like one? Well.. get one of these!! Perhaps it’s the secret weapon to attract the ladies of your dreams!

It’s certainly a fresh change from the usual brands I’ve been used to, shopping in any other typical stores in Australia. OR… maybe I’ve been living in a cave for too long, and didn’t realise people started washing their hair with charcoal, and deodorises their home with wasabi.

Either way.. I’m going back to Daiso for more!

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