Sagawa package delivery service office in Gion, Kyoto)

The Gion, Kyoto office of Sagawa (a package delivery service like UPS etc) is in a traditional machiya (wooden construction town house typical of Kyoto), and is decked out to look like an old 19th-century delivery service. It blends in very well with the neighborhood. Local deliveries are made with the box-equipped bicycle. The kanji in the circle means 'fly' and means hikyaku (飛脚), a messenger or delivery man. (Sagawas official company name is Sagawa Hikyaku.)

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Taken on April 25, 2011