Long lines of cars waiting to fill up were almost everywhere but not a single honking horn or road side tantrum.
At first I thought these were cars parked on the side of the street until I realized they were all quietly waiting to fill up at the gasoline station just out of picture on the right.
This station was not busy at all, just like any other day.
The fuel station up the road from the line of cars in Picture 2 above was already out of fuel by 15:00, but they left a polite note.
Not only fuel was hard to come by. Shelves are still empty as a result of hungry stranded workers walking home through the city after the earthquake on Friday halted all train services.
The major supermarket chain Tokyu was also empty of essentials like water, rice and storable foods, this time from local people stocking up in precaution. There were still some supplies like Muesli, sugar and salt but everything was going fast.
Most of the staff I spoke to at various retailers had no idea when new stocks would arrive and one manager at the local convenience store said it would take two to three days to re-supply and that it would be at a much smaller scale.