Smurfette wrote:You may not be able to now, but I saw a vending machine with panties in it when I was in Kyoto a few years back...must have been about '99. It was the first and only time that I saw one, and it was with a friend who was visiting from the States. I'm sure she went home and told everyone about it.
Was it a new-panty machine, or a previously-worn-but-unwashed-schoolgirl-panty machine?
Alas! At the time we didn't think to look that closely, but I'm leaning towards used. It was on that big road just south of that intersection in Gion with the big department stores (maybe Takashimaya is one?)...Kawaharamachi or something like that. If I remember correctly, there are a few love hotels and whatnot back there.
Now that you made me think of it, novacaine, I have seen a porn movie vending machine as well, though I'm not sure exactly where. The weirdest was the condom vending machine placed smack-dab in the middle of my single-family-home subdivision. It was placed outside the one and only drugstore, right at the main intersection, across from the main busstop. I mean, I can see them being useful in entertainment districts or bar districts, but not there.