Japan: where vending machines are an art form
It’s STILL Japan Day here at Bitterwallet, and since Vince’s previous post went up, we’ve decided it’s also Vending Machine Day.
With that in mind, we’ve hunted down a site that features an exhaustive look at the weird and wonderful world of Japanese vending machines.
Did you know that Japan has one vending machine for every 23 people? True dat, or at least according to the Vending Machine Manufacturers Association, and those guys have never lied to us before.
There’s more over at toxel.com but here’s our five favourites…
EGG VENDING MACHINE: Handy if there’s a BNP politician in the vicinity. Eggstremely handy indeed (did you see what we did there?)
COCA COLA ROBOT VENDING MACHINE: Just because anything is automatically better if it’s done by a robot.
FLOWERS VENDING MACHINE: Now you don’t have to make detour to the nearest garage if you’ve forgotten the wife’s birthday.
VEGETABLE VENDING MACHINE: No excuses not to get your five a day when you could easily grab some raw broccoli.
LIVE LOBSTER VENDING MACHINE (right): Because you never know when you’ll need one…