And this week, I am definitely writing about something that has NOTHING to do with books. And that thing is VENDING machines. The Japanese are OBSESSED with them. Seriously, to the point of ridiculous obsessed. One of the weird things about their obsession, though, is that the majority of these vending machines only sell drinks. You can find vending machines in the most RANDOM of places here, but it is very rare to find one that sells things other than drinks. Seriously - in the middle of abandoned buildings, on the side of the road, in front of places that look like stores but are actually just for vending machines. . . I think you have to see the random places in which they put them to really understand.
ANd they all look something like this:
Which is why I was surprised to read this article.
It's about Japan's first banana vending machine in Tokyo. Seriously. . . it's a vending machine. That just sells BANANAS. And it looks super awesome and next time I go to Tokyo I am totally going to have to check it out. I wish I would have known it was there last time, as I would have definitely visited and bought a banana.
Apparently it's going over pretty well.
I don't know about you guys, but I think that's cooool! :-)