Monday, February 2, 2009

Things around the neighborhood

You might have heard that vending machines are everywhere in Japan. True.

And you can get practically anything you need from them. Most likely true.

This vending machine looks like a coin locker. What can you get for 110-200¥? Veggies. Slim pickings today. White radish is available. So is a kind of Japanese mustard spinach called meikena (女池菜).

The vending machine is located right in front of a plot of farmland, but I can't say for sure that that land produced this produce. It's also next to a bus stop. Pretty convenient.


  1. This reminds me of the episode of The Office when the office was trying to lose weight, so Dwight put vegetables and fruit in the vending machine where they eventually rotted and it became infested with fruit flies. Hilarious! Hazzah! (ok, not really funny out of context)

    Wait, do you even watch The Office?

  2. No problems with flies here. They've all been frozen for the winter.