What could be more boring and less poetic than a bar code on a supermarket product?
The Japanese have decided that enough is enough, and henceforth, considerable artistic effort has been put into even this tiny detail of life. Here are the bar codes from some real products on Japanese shelves.
Don't you admire people who can look at something, then share whatever fancy sprang from cocking an eye at it a little differently? It's a variation of looking at clouds and seeing dragons, but bringing that ability forward into the adult world makes life so much cheerier.