Inside an antique mall in Japan (with a whole lot of identical dog statues on the roof) is the Kurashiki Piggy Bank Museum. I remember having a piggy bank as a kid. I believe it was actually a pig and didn’t have much money in it, to be honest. And if you looked at my savings and checking accounts right at this exact moment, there wouldn’t be much money in them either. The small museum displays a large collection of piggy banks that were all produced in Japan. Ranging from those made for the 1970 Osaka Expo to those of popular comic book characters, there are hundreds of them to see. Some unusual ones include a cigarette vending machine piggy bank, a handful of post boxes, and even a teeny tiny Gorbachev. The Ivy Square area also includes a Museum of Folkcraft, a Rural Toy Museum, and the Ohara Museum of Art, Japan’s first museum dedicated to Western art, with paintings by El Greco, Monet, Matisse, Gauguin, and Renoir. So save your coins, and you can probably visit all four. But you first have to buy a plane ticket to Japan!