Monday, July 30, 2012

(103) A gacha –what?

Leaving aside the attempt to create a small Sky Tree in the vicinity of the real one, I stick to the machine underneath it. This machine is called “gachapon”in Japanese because -wait for it- you put in two hundred yen coins, you turn a noisy knob (which makes the sound “gacha!”) and in the receptacle in the bottom, a small plastic ball containing a souvenir is dropped (making the sound “pon!”). Gacha+pon=gachapon; such is the poetry of the Japanese language.

(For a bigger version of this picture both in color and black and white, check my "Japan Arekore" set on Flickr)

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