Saturday, 4 July 2009
Vending Machine Group
In Tokyo, one of the things you can't help but notice is the amount of vending machines placed in the streets.
They're everywhere, from main roads, next to office buildings, outside peoples front doors, in small back alleyways, up mountain trails...everywhere.
You can buy soft drinks, cigarettes, beer, toys, snacks and sweets, porn mags and DVDs, and the rumoured schoolgirl panties, which I've never actually came across, for want of better words.
The fag and beer machines have recently been fitted with an ID card system which you touch onto the machines sensor before making your purchase.
Even more surprising is the the fact that none of these, at least I've never seen or heard of it, have been broken into.
Vandalised, yes. Broken into, no.