This inspired me to spend the day shopping. I bought nearly every manga on my recommendation list, which turned out to be quite a hefty amount. I even bought a rather extravagant present for the family...but I'm sure they'll get a lot of use out of it. My prize find of the day was a pair of cookbooks that tell how to make shoujin ryouri, the 100% vegetarian traditional dishes devised by Japanese Buddhist monks.
Don't ask me how I'm going to transport 100 pounds of luggage plus carryons from Moriyama to the Kansai International Airport. @_@ That will be the adventure.