Blue Shoeon Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Funny - this is the first sign of any deviance from normal behavior I've seen here in Kansai. Everything else in the store was normally stocked, including the bottled water. But as for the toilet paper, only a little of this fancy stuff on the top shelf and a couple of cheap packs on the bottom that looked like they would be none too gentle where softness is greatly appreciated. Hey, I have no problem wiping my butt with Sistie (though the brand name is disconcertingly close to "sister").
I doubt there will be any major panic buying or hoarding down here, but I guess this is what to look out for. As the Ikedas and the Salaryman family would probably tell you, toilet paper is an important commodity.