Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Once upon a time, train stations in Japan clicked and clattered. It was common to give your ticket to a ticket man who clipped a hole in your paper ticket. While waiting for the next passenger, the ticket man rattled his hole puncher rhythmically. Icoca, Suica, Pasmo and other automated systems have mostly rendered the ticket man obsolete.
But one meticulous person took some of those spent tickets and put together a mosaic. I think I saw these creations somewhere in Osaka--I just can't remember if it was at Kix, or some other station (I was jet-lagged). A rather creative use of old tickets, I think.
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