Wow, in twenty years in Japan I had never seen so many people at Chiba Sogo. Actually this is probably the first time I went there on December 23--a national holiday in Japan. We were lucky we decided to be there at 10. When we left around 4:30 there was an announcement saying people had to wait 90 minutes in order to get a parking spot! In any case, the crowd made shopping really exhausting and not fun at all. Shiori, Shuko and I enjoyed eating though! We went to two different restaurants.