Visiting Kakunodate in Akita prefecture was the first trip I made outside my new city after moving to Japan. My friend and I explored a small section of Kakunodate town before hopping on a bus to Dakigaeri Gorge to see the autumn leaves.
“Any Weather’s PEPSI Weather!”
During our stroll, I saw a few vending machines that got me grinning.
The one on the left is cute for the handmade case but the one on the right with the retro Pepsi sign fulfilled my love of all things old.
Tired in more ways than one
This machine with the weather-faded sign had me doing a double-take.
Watching Lonesome Dove five times (I know – that’s a lot of hours of my life) and seeing the trailers for Men in Black about 200 times were my memories of Tommy Lee Jone’s face. My friend helped me make the connection with this tired looking salaryman.
Has any advertising stood out for you when you have travelled or lived abroad? If not, is there any advertising locally that does the same?