Sunday, September 25, 2022

Vintage Japanese Pepsi Can

Stumbled upon a vintage Japanese Pepsi can from the late 70's / early 80's last week. Iconic American product logos always look extra interesting to me presented in foreign languages, though if for some reason you miss the original version of it, just turn the can around. One other neato difference is that the can tab pops open from the bottom instead of the top. Anyone know why?


Mr. Cavin said...

That is so weird. It's got to be a mistake; can fell in the machine upside down or something. Every other one I've seen has the opening at the usual end.

I like how they made the choice to print ペプシコーラ (Pepsi Cola) instead of just ペプシ (Pepsi) on the Japanese side, presumably because with six katakana it looks more like the English word.

Brian Barnes said...

I'm always amazed at some of the survivors you find ... a Japanese can from the late 70s? That's crazy it's made it this far in this condition.

Of course, every antique mall has about 1,000 coke bottles so maybe I'm mistaken here!

Mr. Karswell said...

I sure would like to find a vintage Japanese Mountain Dew can --thanks for the comments :)