GASHAPON! ガシャポン!

Be careful not to get too addicted to these! (*´艸`)


Some of the best things in life are unexpected. Like when you find a dollar bill in a pair of jeans you haven’t worn in a while or something (then again, when you find out that you left an inky pen in your pants—like I did the other day—then the surprise isn’t as nice).

So imagine my delight when I ran into THIS after getting off the subway on the way to Akihabara:


A POP-UP GASHAPON FAIR! Since I’m not allowed to really cite Wikipedia in my school assignments, I’m going to totally do so here:

“Gashapon” is a Japanese onomatopoeia composed of two sounds: “gasha” (or “gacha”) for the sound of a crank on a toy vending machine, and “pon” for the sound of the toy capsule dropping into the receptacle. Gashapon may describe both the machines themselves and the toys obtained from them.

Couldn’t have said it better…

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