This is just post one of the Japan photo journal entries, but I have to share.
So before we left, Rob would ask me what goofy thing I was most excited about seeing in Japan, and my answer was not an art museum or an edifying historic site, it was always "The vending machines." I knew that they were all over the streets, reportedly selling everything from sake and beer to appliances to complete meals to clothing. I knew that they were precisely the kind of thing that would fascinate me no end, and as it turns out, I was right.
So when I saw this in my very first vending machine at Narita Airport, I figured I'd hit the jackpot early. KitKat soda! Who knew there was such a thing? I envisioned a creamy, chocolately drink with just a piquant touch of cookie sweetness. I dropped in my 190 yen and retrieved the can.
THEY WERE JUST REGULAR KITKAT CANDY BARS! IN A GLASS JAR! Deceptive AND wasteful all in one calorie-filled bundle! What the heck kinda rip-off scam are you runnin' here, Japan? I call shenanigans!
Oh, but the vending machines, and the trip, would only get crazy-insane better from here. Stay tuned.