A byte of life from the Land of Sumos and Sushi

Friday, May 27, 2005

Before touching down in Nippon, I’d heard about the existence of porn vending machines. However, it took almost eight months of living here before one finally crossed my path. This little booth was included as part of the Fukui car rally treasure hunt and is situated in the south of the Fukui prefecture – though I expect there are many more around.

Inside, a variety of adult magazines and toys could be purchased from the vending machines, as well as women’s knickers, and high school girls uniforms. The booth itself was located in the middle of nowhere on the side of the road, and was aptly named “House of Fun”.

Japan is well known for it’s vending machines, with soft drinks machines being by far the most abundant, appearing every few hundred meters, and beer and sake machines also common. I have also heard of vending machines that sell more bizarre products such as live rhinocirros beetles as pets, dry ice, and kerosene, though I am yet to see these myself.

Coming soon on thefunkydrummer – The Haku San hike. This will be the last in the series of Snow Stories until next winter. In short, it was tougher than Fuji, but a lot more fun coming down.

Stay Tuned.


Anonymous Nic said...

Hey Man,

Cool site!

I always wanted to see one of those machines but never did!

Nic, Shanghai

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 11:26:00 pm


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