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Japanese Vending Machines Strike Again!

Posted by Maureen Monday, October 22, 2007

A few weeks ago I made a post about Japanese vending machines. Yesterday my sweet mother sent me an article she saw in the paper on the same topic. From the New York Times:

"TOKYO, Oct. 19 — On a narrow Tokyo street, near a beef bowl restaurant and a pachinko parlor, Aya Tsukioka demonstrated new clothing designs that she hopes will ease Japan’s growing fears of crime.

Deftly, Ms. Tsukioka, a 29-year-old experimental fashion designer, lifted a flap on her skirt to reveal a large sheet of cloth printed in bright red with a soft drink logo partly visible. By holding the sheet open and stepping to the side of the road, she showed how a woman walking alone could elude pursuers — by disguising herself as a vending machine.

The wearer hides behind the sheet, printed with an actual-size photo of a vending machine. Ms. Tsukioka’s clothing is still in development, but she already has several versions, including one that unfolds from a kimono and a deluxe model with four sides for more complete camouflaging."

Read the rest of the article here. And keep your eyes peeled for more crazy stories about Japanese vending machines. I hope they never cease.


louann said...

everyone is busy commenting on your SWA vs the crowd post... But this really is hilarious! love the pics - how can we get one of these - can't you just see this working in KC? at the very least it would make a great halloween costume.

toby said...

Absolutely Incredible! This is a strong candidate for funniest thing I have seen this year!

Broken Artist said...

MOe, from your friend Mark Wampler that is the greatest thing that I have ever seen.