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    Sunday, October 18, 2009

    Portrait: Koban

    From Japan

    Koban, or police boxes, are small neighborhood outposts for the Japanese police. They're often only one or two rooms, and house two to ten police officers. Koban are good meeting places as they're often close to major stations and well marked on area maps. Many are built with a cute facade, like this owl-shaped koban in Chiba city.


    crazygrampastuey said...

    I'm so jealous you get to live in a city where you can say "let's meet at the Giant Owl."

    Manju said...

    this is so cool! i would actually like to go n see that police station, as weird as that might sound.
    thanks for dropping by my blog :)