Japanese Girls, Capsule Toys, Akihabara

Girls trying their luck with Gashapon (capsule toys machines) in Tokyo’s Akihabara District. The name gasha-pon comes from the sound when using it – “gasha” when turning the lock, and “pon” when the capsule drops to the collecting place.

Japanese girls Akihabara capsule toy machines

The most common toys are plastic figures of anime or video game characters. Besides Japan the machines are also pretty popular in some other Asian countries.

In most other places it’s more common with cheap toys for kids. However in Japan there are more collector items and grown-ups play it often too.

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