A Condom Vending Machine, Funny Signs and Kawaii Kitties

One awesome thing about Japan is that there’s always an endless supply of funny photo opportunities…I thought I’d share some of the more bizarre ones I’ve taken in the last couple of weeks. I’ve been insanely busy hopscotching all over Japanland with my mom so I haven’t had the time to post any news lately. But no worries, updates are soon to follow! I promise… ; )

It’s a vending machine…for condoms! I took the picture in Kamakura, a touristy beach town an hour outside of Tokyo. I think it’s hilarious that it’s called “Happy Family Life”.


This sign is posted in all of the train stations.


I found this sign in a bathroom stall in a bookstore. Its directions on how to use the ‘changing board’, (a piece of plastic you can stand on if you need to change your clothes and don’t want to stand on the dirty bathroom floor). Man, the Japanese think of everything!
Hello Kitty Continues to Take Over the World…

Hello Kitty Popcorn Vending Machine. I found this at a Buddhist shrine atop a mountain, near Saitama, Japans

Because a pharmacy is never complete without colorful cartoon decorations in the doorway…

Plastic statues like these are EVERYWHERE.


This dog statue is chained to the wall outside a bar in Tokyo. What I want to know is, is the chain there to prevent someone from running off with the dog? (Because who wouldn’t want one of those to add to their dog statue collection?) or is it there for the added realism?

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