Thursday, October 28, 2021

Love Letters from the Vending Machine



 

It seems like you can get anything from a vending machine in Japan - covid tests, umbrellas, alcoholic beverages, batteries, cigarettes, fruit.  Now I read in the news that you can even get love letters. Outside a convenience store in Nagano Prefecture are some vending machines.  In one of the machines you can buy a handwritten love letter, rolled up with the sticker seal, for 300 yen. The Lake Kizaki Y convenience store owner started selling the letters three years ago, because he thought getting a love letter would make people happy.  A workshop of writers compose the letters. If you are interested, here is the shop information:

Y Shop / Yショップニシ

Address: Nagano-ken, Omachi-shi, Uminokuchi 12076

長野県大町市平海ノ口12076

(I found this story on the Japan Today website, but originally it came from SoraNews24).  

8 comments:

diamondc said...

Pamela: What a fun idea, it would be fun to get a love letter to brightened a day.
Japanese are very creative.

Catherine

Queeniepatch said...

Only in Japan, I guess!

kiwikid said...

That is a lovely idea.

toki said...

I thinking it's interesting. But the content of the love letter is difficult to understand and it seems to be detective novel.

The surprised vending machine was processed sold that insects could eat it.

Jeanie said...

Well, why not! A little sad -- but maybe good for some who need it.

Vireya said...

I don't know about a love letter, but a random friendly note might be worth buying from a vending machine if you were feeling a bit down one day.

jacaranda said...

Certainly a very different vending machine. If it gives someone some pleasure and makes their day...why not!

Leonore Winterer said...

What a fun idea! I think I'd buy one.