an entire section of のり (seaweed).
an abundance of tofu.
very thin cucumbers.
melons that are almost $30 (or more).
many different kind of mochi (gooey rice paste).
おにぎり (onigiri) rice balls - a staple in every Japanese supermarket and convenience store.
うめぼし (umeboshi) - pickled plums. actually, they aren't that bad.
horse meat (for sashimi, Hiromi told me).
American popcorn...kind of.
it's almost cherry blossom viewing time, which is huge in Japan, so many stores are now featuring "sakura" (cherry blossom) flavored things. i have no idea what cherry blossoms actually taste like, but Hiromi says it's pretty good. here is some sakura flavored ginger ale.