Otooshi is a small dish, usually a snack, that is brought out at izakaya restaurants after the customer’s order is taken. It is like chips and salsa at Mexican resturants.
Rice Patty Art
Rice paddy art is art made by creating a massive piece of art with various types of rice. It was cereated in 1993 to revitalize various areas throughout Japan.
Limited Edition Kit-Kats
Architect Kisho Kurokawa designed the first one for the World Fair in 1970. They are considered cheap and safe. It probably feels like science fiction to foreigners.
Unmanned Vegitable Stands
This is based on trust. A person takes a vegetable and then leaves the money. This would probably not work in the US.
These are decorated trucks found exclusively in Japan.
People wearing masks everywhere
The dust and the pollution is high in the winter time. It is very common to see everyone wearing masks.