Selfie Vending Machine in Japan

photo credit: IT Media & Sankei News

But First, Let Me Take a Selfie

This month, Japanese vending machine retailer, Kirin Beverage, is coming out with a “selfie vending machine.” The machine will feature normal beverage options that can typically be found in other machines across Japan, but will also hold a surprise that comes with one’s drink purchase.

The machines come equipped with an LCD display on the front and are also equipped with a camera. Although Japanese media is calling the photos selfies, the machines seem to function similarly to carnival-style sticker photo booths. They also provide users with a variety of “editing” options including frames and backgrounds. As a partnership with the booming social network, Line, the vending machines offer this free photo service with the purchase of a drink.

Once you take your picture (and your drink), you have the ability to upload it straight to Line for a seamless social media experience!

The machines will begin being outfitted across Japan later in October, and will come with English, Chinese, and Korean language options as well.

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