NEW YEAR CUSTOMERS LINE UP FOR LUCKY BAGS AT DEPARTMENT STORE IN TOKYO.
New year customers queue up to buy "fukubukuro ", or lucky bags, at a
department store in Tokyo January 3, 2002, on the store's first
business day of the new year. A lucky bag contains items worth more
than the price for which the bag is selling. The real value of the
items inside the bag may be two or three times higher than the cost of
the bag during the New Year's sale. REUTERS/Kimimasa Mayama