March 20, 2011

Soy or Nothing

In Tokyo, things are calming down, with trains gradually returning to their regular schedule and supermarkets well-stocked once again. Even bread, which was hard to come by in the days following the earthquake, can be spotted again. The only noticeable absence is milk, which comes mostly from Hokkaido. Since Hokkaido is at the north end of the country, it gives you a good idea of how transportation routes around the earthquake area are still crippled.

In the several supermarkets I went to the past couple of days, milk was sold out and only soy milk was left on the shelves. In the above photo, a sign reads, "due to limited supplies we ask that you buy only one carton per person". I've been making do with powdered milk for tea, which isn't bad at all.

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