This post might be a bit weird; it’s about one of my first observations after arriving in Japan that had me wondering for a week or so. Well, I did not really wonder, but I did notice it and thought it was rather interesting. And since this was more or less my first (and so far only) detective case in Japan, I will always keep it dear to my heart. See, a few hours after having arrived in Tokyo, I saw my first Japanese milk carton, and it was different from what I was used to. “Wow, milk packaging… super exciting! NOT!” was more or less the reaction I got when I tried to share my observations with the duck. But before you click away, let me explain why I was so surprised.
As you can see in this little picture of the duck with what is obviously a milk carton (okay, I did not take a photo on that fateful day of the milk discovery, so an orange juice carton had to do here), it’s just a plain old paper pack with no plastic dispenser to help pour the contents more cleanly or keep the carton well shut; it’s not one of those you cut open either.
Being the juice enthusiasts that we are (nothing beats a glass of lovely Japanese grape juice!), of course, we always have a pack of juice to look at in the fridge to remind me of my first Japanese detective case and the duck to literally roll on the floor laughing.
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