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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:

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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 (with maps!) is on my travel blog, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had. Happy hunting!

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Jonelle Patrick View All

Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

10 thoughts on “The Angry Fox Ghost Vending Machine Leave a comment

    • (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?)

    • 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.)

      • 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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