Let’s say you pay a visit to one of the brilliant デパ地下 (depachika; department store basement food halls) in Japan but then realize that you also wanted to do some non-edible shopping. Well then, it sounds like you’re not me…but not to fear, as management already has you covered:
Allow me to introduce the 冷蔵 (reizou; cold storage/refrigeration) コインロッカー (koin rokka; coin locker). Even though some things may store better than others, apparently even flowers are appropriate…or, someone just didn’t want to carry them around. Can’t blame ’em, given the awkward shape (of the flowers).
I noticed these lockers at the Mitsukoshi in Nihombashi, Tokyo; another convenience provided by the seafood department cashiers is that they’ll offer you packs of 氷 (koori ice). A souvenir for Californians, perhaps?
Have you visited a department store in Japan?