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Today’s Japan Photo: Gachapon Alley

How many of you love collecting gachapon (ガチャポン)? For Today’s Japan Photo, we take a look at this amazing two rows of Gachapon machines all lined up neatly in Yodobashi, Akihabara. Just choosing which one to collect would probably give you a headache ^^

For those interested in how the word “gachapon (ガチャポン)” was derived, it is actually a combination of two sounds:  ”gasha” or “gacha” for the turning of a crank on a toy vending machine, and “pon” for the sound of the toy capsule dropping into the receptacle.

Image Credit: usuallyjusta flickr

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  • Lugia

    I can easily spend all my money in a store that huge.

  • Blacksun88

    same as comment above ^^