There was an old woman who lived in a shoe, but there is a Japanese family who lives in a milk carton right now! If you're ever in Japan and want to see for yourself, just head to Mirasaka, a quaint, quiet country town that's about an hour and a half from Hiroshima Station by car. After driving past fields, low-rise buildings, railroad tracks, and a bridge, you will come upon what you think this:

(Mainichi Gyunyu, or "Daily Milk" brand. Image credit: nyanpas)

But then, you'll realize you're actually seeing this:

(The Osako Milk Shop. Image credit: namabayashi)

The giant milk carton has towered over all the other buildings in the area for 30 years, and houses not only a family, but the family's profession -- a milk shop and delivery business. File having my milk delivered in a carton from a carton under You Don't See That Everyday. Kind of cool!

What's even cooler is, if you lived in such a landmark, you'd never have to give a local taxi your address. Just have him drop you off at the first milk carton on the left.

Giant Milk Carton/大迫牛乳店
Address: Hiroshima-ken, Miyoshi-shi, Mirasaka, Mirasakachō 673−3
Hours: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Closed Sundays)
*Hours may vary without prior notice

Cover image creditchang_da

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