According to writer Thersa Matsuura, one of the best things about rural Japan is coming upon a mujin hanbai ("unmanned selling") - an unmanned country roadside produce stand.
Some of the people who offer a mujin hanbai are just people who have large family gardens, & others are farmers with big fields who find themselves with produce that has small defects that can't be sold at market.
She states that in her, "28 years of living in Japan, I've never seen or heard about anyone taking advantage of these unmanned, self-serve, roadside stores."
via Boing Boing
Photos by Thersa Matsuura