In Osaka, there is a discount supermarket chain called Super Tamade. As far as supermarkets go, it goes against everything I have ever known.
|The gaudy bright exterior of Super Tamade|
|Alcohol sign, surrounded by neon lights.|
|Surprisingly, there was a good amount of fresh fruit. I thought these watermelon colours went well with Super Tamade.|
Many Super Tamade branches are open 24 hours, and this apparently calls for every store to be fitted with a spectacular neon light show. We went during the daytime, so this wasn't so obvious - but according to the Japanese Super Tamade Wikipedia Page, the 'flashy exterior' of Super Tamade at night is a major source of light pollution. Even within the store during the daytime, though, you could see traces of Super Tamade's love for light. All of the supermarket categories were written in neon. Milk and meat have never looked so... exciting.
|Our friend looking slightly bewildered against a glowing background of 'fruit'.|
Or you just should go because it's really bright and sparkly.
|Super Tamade brightens up your day (and fails to adhere to copyright laws)|
|Former checkout chick in her unnatural territory.|