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Giant Fruit-Shaped Bus Stops Line Streets in Japan
Posted By Helen Morgan On June 4, 2014 @ 3:00 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery | No Comments
Japan is known for its imaginative design, and now they've even taken boring bus stops and re-invented them as gigantic fairy tale fruits! Inspired by the pumpkin carriage from Cinderella, these juicy shelters are shaped like watermelons, strawberries, tomatoes, and oranges. Who knew sitting and waiting for the bus to come could be so much fun?
The 16 quirky bus stops are located in Konagai, Japan (part of Isahaya City  in Nagasaki) and were originally constructed for the 1990 Travel Expo. In order to attract arriving visitors, the stands have become a local tourist attraction in the region, scattered among the surrounding landscape. And of course the giant fruit shapes are a tasty reminder that even bus stop design doesn’t have to be dull and un-inviting.
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 Isahaya City: http://www.city.isahaya.nagasaki.jp/topics/burari/no004/burari.htm
 Ameblo: http://ameblo.jp/love2strawberry/entry-10094286716.html
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