Saturday, May 31, 2008

Telephone Booth

In the age of cellphones and PDA's, telephone booths have become an endangered speices in large cities in Japan. However, in many smaller cities, such as Aomori, where the population is rapidly ageing, access to public telephones has to be maintained for those elderly citizens who are not entirly satisfied with cellphones.

I saw this telephone booth in Aomori, the Northernmost city of Honshu Island, when I visited there at the end of May. It was built on a concrete mount about one meter higher than the level of the street.

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