Funny mailboxes – Of course, Japan is the perfect country to find extravagant things in any area. From ancestral customs to new urban fashions or trends. One of the most curious latest trends, we are discussing today is directly related to communications. And more specifically with the mailboxes. Usually the mailboxes are boring, all with the same guidelines and without drawing too much attention. Except if you visit Japan.
A fashion is turning the country funny mailboxes of the rising sun into anything from anime. Or manga characters to even more useful objects such as a bird refuge. Some two hundred and five specially decorated mailboxes are already distributed throughout the Japanese archipelago. And many of them are already becoming a tourist attraction, especially for the locals.
The first of the curious “different” mailboxes was placed in 1952. This is to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Japanese Postal Service. And since then, many cities and towns have decided to decorate some of their mailboxes to be funny mailboxes. And becoming small tourism monuments which have become very popular. We already know the Japanese’s penchant for collecting anything, even different looking mailboxes. Many of them can be seen on the postmap site.