Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Japan’s Artistic Manhole Covers

March 2015

Japan is a country full of creative art, did you know that Japanese even go as far as decorating their manhole covers? :D

Custom manhole cover across Japan reflects the uniqueness of each city, keeping true to the country’s reputation for aesthetic sense.

When in Japan, be sure to look down and watch for the art upon which you are stepping.



Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Eki No Hanko : Happy Stamps Hunting

March 2015

In Japanese Eki no Hanko, which means Eki (station) and Hanko (stamp), train stamps. The stamp will be a picture of some kind of local attraction, or something that the area is known for. Each station has it in a different location, usually they are outside the ticket gates. 
Arashiyama & Kitano-cho stamps

Most train stations and tourist spots have a stamp which is different from one another, yet not every place of interest has an ink stamp. This stamp idea to make fun and good memories at minimal cost. So looking for the stamps has become like a little treasure hunt.
Kansai Airport, Nara Station, Universal City & Osaka Station stamps

I left a stamps memo in the hotel room table on my last day in Osaka, and the next morning woke up in a hurry without remembering to put in the memo back to my bag. Just realized while on the plane on the way from Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta and instantly felt grumpy.  The next day when unpacking I found that memo that unconsciously I input into the suitcase when in a hurry :D
Kyoto Station stamps

ps : forget where we got those three stamps, anyone can help? ;)