The store is in a cluster of high-rise buildings occupied by companies like Panasonic and the Tokyo Big Site expo center. Office workers escape their desks and dash to the 7-11 for lunch. On the way to the check out — a stop at the frozen fruit freezer!
Workers, mainly young ladies line up to pick up 130 g packs of frozen fruits (a little more than a quarter pound) — blueberries, strawberries and sliced mangos. It is 12:30 pm and the case is already sold out of blueberries!
What’s up? I asked. Time and again the young ladies point to the skin when asked about their purchase. They top their yogurt, pop the berries right out of the bag.