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Artistic Manhole Covers in Japan

Japan is a country full of surprise. You can see many crazy/bizarre designs and beautiful art as well. Those art can be seen everywhere in Japan, not only within museums and galleries, but some place as humble as underneath our feet. One typical example is Japan’s peculiar obsession with manhole covers. You can find stylized manhole covers almost anywhere in this country. Trees, landscapes, floral designs, birds and all city-related symbol are the popular patterns on manhole cover.

Artistic Manhole Covers in Japan

LEGO Japan: 1.8 Million LEGO Map of Future Japan Build Up by Children

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of LEGO blocks being introduced in Japan, the Danish company organized a cross-country workshop called “Build Up Japan” in which over 5,000 children created their visions of future Japanese buildings. The assembled pieces were all brought to Tokyo and assembled as a giant white map. Rather than recreating existing landmarks, the adorable children were encouraged to use their imaginations to create what they wanted Japan to look like. The results look pretty remarkable. In total, 1.8 millions LEGO blocks were used and a stunning metropolis was born. [source]

LEGO Japan: 1.8 Million LEGO Map of Future Japan Build Up by Children

17 Creative and Unusual Taxi Tops Design From Tokyo

Japan is a nation full of creativeness, which can apply to their design, architecture, food and also their taxi Tops. In this post, we will showcase you 17 creative and unusual taxi tops design from Tokyo, Japan, which were shoot by Alexander James (http://www.alexanderjamesstockphotography.com). The tops feature, among other things, dogs, frogs, spaceship and also a neon green football??? Take your time and hope you enjoy this creative collection.

17 Creative and Unusual Taxi Tops Design From Tokyo

17 Creative and Unusual Taxi Tops Design From Tokyo

12 Strange Asian Beverages

Sodas and other beverages made for the Asian market can often seem strange to us in the Western world. I guess due to different dieting habit and culture, whatever may seem like an odd flavor to us is often very popular there.

From “Wasabi drink” to “cheese drink“, here are some strange Asian beverages you may not have heard of. You might think how the hell those terrifying drink has been made in market… However, look on the bright side, though: they may not be good to drink, but you can’t say they’re not good for a laugh.

1. Cheese Drink

Because Japan is an island nation, it has been historically hard to support a large dairy industry because of the limited amount of available land. Therefore, many Japanese people have never developed much of a taste for milk products. Today, however, some companies are hoping to introduce more dairy into the Japanese marketplace.

This new cheese drink comes in 3 different flavors; plain, blueberry, and yuzu citrus. They use a special process to cut down on the sweet taste of the flavored drinks. It is said to have a taste similar to yogurt, but with a cheesy aftertaste.

12 Strange Asian Beverages

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