Before anything, have you checked out my Make Me A Button Contest?!? I'm asking people to make a cool button for this feature. Some fun Japanese themed books are up for grabs, so be sure to check it out, if you haven't already! I haven't received any entries yet, so get on it! I'm dying to see what you'll come up with!
Nihon no Kinyoubi (Japanese Friday) is a new feature here at Brizmus Blogs Books inspired by French Friday, which is a weekly feature hosted by Charlotte at the Book on the Hill. Charlotte features French bookish things, and I plan on featuring Japanese bookish things, though I won't limit myself if I find something non-bookish that I think will interest you guys.
Perhaps you remember a little while ago, I posted about the weird love that Japanese have for 自動はん売き (vending machines). Specifically in regards to the BANANA vending machine that recently popped up in Tokyo.
Well, last time I was in Tokyo, I also saw something else totally awesome.
And it was this:
A book vending machine!
Now, I'd heard before about people that live in places with book vending machines, and to be honest, I'd always sort-of thought it was a myth.
I was thrilled to discover that the myth of the book vending machine was actually TRUE! For serious! Now, if only I the books were in English. Or rather, if only I could read Japanese.