What do you do when you craving for your favorit soft drink? It´s a hot summer day and there is no store in sight. You look for a tough-to-find vending machine. In Japan you don´t have to look very far.
The Japanese are crazy about vending machines. The machines are all over the place. In the city, infront of your home, on all street corners. You see them everywhere. Even in front of farm houses in the countryside.
In fact they are so important that some of the machines will hand you a helping hand if the electric power goes out in the area.
This machine on the photo has an emergency crank. You brake the cover and crank 70 times and voila, you got enough power to have the machine spit out your selected softdrink.