Coming close to dusk, city and country both alike, the roadside vending machines light up. This particular scene of vending machines placed on ordinary roadsides is unique to Japan. Looking at the vending machines been placed in the wilderness or downtown, one can see loneliness being illustrated. The machines work non-stop despite day or night, but would be taken away once the sale drops. The machines would not exist if each and everyone does not have its own color and shine. It just might be depicting the nature of us human.

ーEiji Ohashi

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1955 born in Hokkaido, Japan.
1984-2006 photographs his journeys to Nepal, Pakistan, Tibet and Chinese Western Regions.
2010- begins to work as freelance commercial photographer; start of the "vending machines" series.

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