I love to see American products packaged for the Japanese. Costco is becoming one of the most recognizable American discount warehouse stores. Whenever the toilet paper runs low, it’s time for a Costco run. The last time, as I took pictures, the store manager decided I was up to no good and attempted to put an end to my picture-taking. I put away the camera only to take it out and snap shots from the waist thereafter.
The building looked like all the Costcos in the US- inside and out.
The Sushi selection gave it away as Japanese
Especially this section.
Several choices of (1) white mama cheris identified this as a Japanese Costco.
It wouldn’t be a Costco without a Tire Center- and they’re all free!
Some interesting dance clothes for sale.
The Japanese don’t have many OTC drug choices- and it shows in the miniscule Pharmacy. The pharmacist is on the ladder looking busy for the picture.
Here was the biggest difference-efficiency- NO LINE!
And then- DELIVERY SERVICE! alleluia! A new reason to love Costco. For some reason the service is called the Flying Pig.
I believe many of you will recognize this- strangely not one Japanese item on the menu.
And finally- Japanese ingenuity – the cart going up the cart escalator. Nothing can make the cart roll backwards. Amazing.
Finally- Costco pre-made Bulgogi- Korean barbeque-only in Japan.
Hummm- could the Japanese version of an American classic have surpassed the original? I think so.