We're so sick of all the scratches our chairs make on our hard wood floors that we thought we ought to do something about it. I knew what I wanted: chair socks. But I couldn't find it in any American shop until I had the bright idea to check one of the Japanese 100 yen stores in San Francisco, and tada!
The 100 yen stores here are actually the real deal. They sell the same things as in Japan, just a smaller selection. And of course we pay in dollars, not in yen. So whenever we want something we used to use in Japan, we know where to find it.