July 23, 2017

Gashapon Vending Machines

Multimedia Kyoto Store, Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto
Fujifilm Finepix X100

Gashapon or Gachapon (ガシャポンまたはガチャポン) as it's called in Japan, refer to variety of vending machine-dispensed capsule toys popular in Japan.“Gasha” (ガシャ) for the sound of a crank on the toy vending machine, and “pon”(ポン) for the sound of the toy capsule dropping into the receptacle. Gashapon may describe both the machines themselves and the toys obtained from them. What's unique about Japan's capsules is that they aren't only for children, they're loved by adults as well as!

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