Japan is one of the many interesting Asian cultures that are worth checking. One of the most common things that would best describe this culture are their vendor machines.
According to the writer, Jacopo Prisco, this is a clear manifestation of how Japanese people seeks to make their lives convenient. There are vendor machines for almost everything!
From the usual stuff like chips and sodas to other products you wouldn't expect to see inside a vendor machine. Most of these vendor machines area also found outdoors. It makes it convenient for anyone to find anything they need even in the most unexpected locations. There are too many vendor machines in Japan and recent statistics shows that there is one vendor machine every 23 people.
This is the highest ratio all over the world. This fact drew interest to a Japanese photographer. Eiji Ohashi took photos of vendor machines in different areas along roadsides in Japan. True enough, vendor machines are almost everywhere, even in the least expected places. These vendor machines are also well maintained, fully functioning even if it is halfway submerged in snow and are properly lit at night.
Ohashi's photographs have now been collated and placed together in a book entitled "Roadside Lights".
His photos will also be featured in an exhibit at Galerie & Co. 119 in Paris from Dec. 7, 2017 to Jan. 18, 2018.