czwartek, 11 czerwca 2015

446. Japan #5

Finally! My first Gotochi card. I've been waiting for this for so long. I hope it's only beginning of my wonderful collection. :)
They are very similar to Taiwanese Milu cards but not as thick.

Each prefecture in Japan has its own cards and they are available only in specific prefecture. That means you would have to travel across Japan to catch them all (like Pokemons haha).

My card shows National Diet Building located in 1-chome, Nagatachō, Chiyoda, Tokyo.  This is the place where both houses of National Diet of Japan meet.
Sessions of the House of Representatives take place in the left wing and sessions of the House of Councillors in the right wing.
The Diet Building was completed in 1936 and is constructed purely out of Japanese building materials, with the exception of the stained glass, door locks, and pneumatic tube system.

piątek, 5 czerwca 2015

445. Nigeria #1

Beautiful Nigerian card I got from my friend Ahmed. Thank you!

The Efik are an ethnic group located primarily in southeastern Nigeria, in the southern part of Cross River State. The Efik speak the Efik language which is a Benue–Congo language of the Cross River family and closely related to Ibibio.
The Efik migrated down the Cross River from Cameroon in the 16th century and founded numerous settlements in the Calabar area in present-day Cross River State. Calabar is not to be confused with the Kalabari Kingdom in Rivers State which is an Ijaw state to its west. Cross River State with Akwa Ibom State was formerly one of the original twelve states of Nigeria known as the Southeastern State.