The Angry Fox Ghost Vending Machine

I thought I’d reached the highest level of gacha-gacha nirvana when I discovered the Angry Cat Ghost vending machine last year, but yesterday walking through what I’d previously thought of as the ninth-circle-of-hell Shinagawa station, I spied these:


YOKAI FOXES! As you can see, they come in six, count ’em SIX, fabulous colors, three with lucky messenger-of-the-gods markings. And yeah, as you can see, neener neener I got all six WHO NEEDS GROCERY MONEY ANYWAY.

This series may be sold out by the time you’re next in Tokyo, but there will be plenty more to take its place! If you’d like to discover the latest, greatest gachagacha yourself, a guide to the best gachapon hunting spots in Tokyo is on my travel blog, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had. Happy hunting!

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Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Japan, produces the monthly e-magazine Japanagram, and blogs at Only In Japan and The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had

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10 thoughts on “The Angry Fox Ghost Vending Machine

    1. (Secretly, I went back and bought MORE this morning, Because I can’t think of anyone back in San Francisco who WOULDN’T want one of these! Also, they’ll make hella great book launch party prizes too, don’t you think?)

    1. Comment disappeared? Arg! Glad you came back! I’ve been looking everywhere for more yokai fox gachagacha machines, but so far the only one I’ve found is in Shinagawa station. If you really want some, there’s a little island of gacha machines inside the Central Exit. (If you’re inside and looking at the kaisatsuguchi, the island of temptation is to the right.)

      1. I agree about Shinagawa Station being hell and will exhaust all other possibilities before taking that on. But thanks for the info!

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