Fun Link Friday: Eiji Ohashi’s lonely vending machines

This week is just a quick fun link– a CNN feature on the photographer Eiji Ohashi, who has spent years photographing vending machines that often stand alone in Japan’s most isolated places. Travelers unfamiliar with Japan are often shocked by the ubiquity of vending machines, whereas those who have lived there for extended periods of time may not be surprised to find a brightly-lit machine standing in at the roadside in the middle of empty fields, far out in the country.

Photograph by Eiji Ohashi.

Ohashi beautifully captures the presence of these machines, and a dozen or so of his photographs can be seen in the original article highlighting the development of his work, and you can visit his site for information on purchasing the book of his photos, Roadside Lights.

Happy Friday!

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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