Friday, August 20, 2010

Nihon no Kinyoubi (9)

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.


Anonymous said...

I fully support a book vending machine haha. That is beyond awesome.

Tales of Whimsy said...

You know that sound affect you hear in movies for the pearly gates. I totally just heard that in my head. How super dooper way cool. Tell me that wouldn't do well in the NY Subway system?

Felicity Grace Terry said...

Wow a book vending machine - another great source, it's just as well we don't have them here (yet) as it would be another form of temptation for me to resist.

Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

I have now see everything!

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