Bizarre culture: “VENDING MACHINES”
Vending machines on the streets are not so common scene other than Japan.
They are basically everywhere, at every stations, in every buildings, in city and countryside. There is a vending machine at my apartment too! Approx. 2.37 million vending machines of beverage are installed throughout Japan.
|Annual sales total more than $60 billion.
We can buy a variety of items from vending machines not only beverage but also liquor, tobacco, fruit,ice cream, ramen, soup (hot), insect dishes, engagement ring and even FACE MASKS!
Why did vending machines spread well in Japan?