Neither vending machines nor the ancient art of origami are new to Japan, but it is now possible to easily get artfully folded pieces of paper from Japanese vending machines.
Vending machines for food and beverages can be easily found across the country, but this new use of the machines specifically acknowledges cultural celebrations such as Girls’ Day, Boys’ Day and Children’s Day.
From the machine, one may pay for origami designs that change seasonally, such as interactive pieces like lips that open and close, frogs that jump and spinning paper tops. Each of these delicate pieces of paper art is dispensed in a protective plastic sheath. In some cases, the origami sculptures also come with small coin pouches, which are used for giving money to children on special celebrations.
These Japanese Vending Machines Mark Cultural Celebrations
1. Cultural Celebration Vending Machines - Develop vending machines that dispense products or services specifically for cultural holidays or events.
2. Interactive Origami Art - Explore the potential of origami art as an interactive and engaging form of entertainment for customers.
3. Specialized Vending Machines - Create vending machines that offer unique or specialized products or services beyond the usual snacks and drinks.
1. Vending Machine Industry - Incorporate cultural and seasonal elements into vending machines to provide customers with a unique and memorable experience.
2. Arts and Crafts Industry - Partner with vending machine companies to create origami art designs that can be sold through the machines, expanding distribution channels for this product line.
3. Retail Industry - Develop interactive in-store displays featuring origami art as a way to engage customers and increase foot traffic.