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Kanda Myojin 400 Years – Gachapon Figures

Posted in Places, Stuff by tokyobling on January 16, 2015

Kanda Myojin, one of the most famous shrines in Tokyo is in the run up to celebrate its 400 year anniversary and staying with the times one of their ways are to sponsor a special series of (nearby) Akihabara inspired mangaesque gachapon figures. Themes and figures from the the shrine are sold at special locations in Tokyo (the main spot being just behind the main shrine in the direction of Akihabara station) in the form of gachapon, the plastic bubble figures you get at vending machines all over Japan (and indeed the world if I remember correctly). I found a few hung with the omikuji fortune telling slips that people tie up at shrines, especially in the beginning of the new year. A great souvenir if you find them! So far I have seen these being sold in Akihabara and Shibuya, but there are probably more spots to get them around Tokyo.







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  1. Timi said, on January 18, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    I find lot of gachas in games, I would probably spend some money on real life ones as well 😀 I loved the ones with candies and such when I was a kid..


    • tokyobling said, on January 19, 2015 at 5:57 am

      High quality injection molding has done a lot to invigorate the gachapon industry! (^-^)


  2. Jonelle Patrick said, on January 20, 2015 at 6:24 am

    These are awesome! Once again, thank you for finding something I’d never have discovered without you! (^O^☆♪ Wonder if they’ll still be selling them in April?…


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