November 23 marked the first day of Uniqlo's Black Friday sale in the U.S., but also coincided with a push in its Japanese stores with a founders day celebration (even using brand mascot Kei Nishikori in a photo opp).
The first 100 people in selected stores were to receive milk and red bean bread (anpan), a Uniqlo tradition that started back in 1984: When Uniqlo first opend their store in Hiroshima, they handed out red bean bread and milk to the folks who were waiting in line. In the current sale, the first 300 people who've made purchase over 3,000 JPY will receive a free fleece blanket.
Black Friday: The stateside stores have deals, too, but alas no pastries!
(photo via Uniqlo FB; translating by Ree)