Nov
14
2009

Warning! crazy Japanese signs

Japanese signs are great fun. You really have to admire the amount of detail that went into some of them. Here’s a collection of pictures of various warnings, notices, caution signs, etc. that I’ve come across in my journeys.

A sign urging Japanese bicyclists to look for cars before crossing the road.

A sign urging Japanese bicyclists to look for cars before crossing the road.

This sign says "danger" but fails to clarify whether the danger is the water or the fish.

This sign says "danger" but fails to clarify whether the danger is the water or the fish.

A Japanese sign on an elevator urging people to make sure they don't get any straps/cords stuck in the doors.

A Japanese sign on an elevator urging people to make sure they don't get any straps/cords stuck in the doors.

Dear parents, don't let your perfect little Japanese Johnny out on the internet alone, just look at all the dangers.

Dear parents, don't let your perfect little Japanese Johnny out on the internet alone, just look at all the dangers.

Please don't play baseball near puddles near downed power lines. But if you do, this dog will try to save you.

Please don't play baseball near puddles near downed power lines. But if you do, this dog will try to save you.

Sign reads: "watch out at night! groping doesn't just happen on the train."

Sign reads: watch out at night! groping doesn't just happen on the train.

The HAND OF GOD shall prevent you from rushing across the crosswalk on a blinking green light. The Almighty Hand is impervious to kicking.

The HAND OF GOD shall prevent you from rushing across the crosswalk on a blinking green light. The Almighty Hand is impervious to kicking.

This poor dolphin wasn't paying attention to the train doors. Don't be like this poor dolphin.

This poor dolphin wasn't paying attention to the train doors. Don't be like this poor dolphin.

Did you know that every time you park your bicycle haphazardly and obstruct the walking path, little Japanese kids cry?

Did you know that every time you park your bicycle haphazardly and obstruct the walking path, little Japanese kids cry?

Warning: this elevator has crabs.

Warning: this elevator has crabs.

A sign urging bicyclists to turn on their bicycle lights at night.

A sign urging bicyclists to turn on their bicycle lights at night.

Added December 3, 2009. Thanks Darryl! (be sure to check out his Jubeat project)

A sign at a subway station urging middle aged men to... not be drunk at the subway station.

A sign at a subway station urging middle aged men to... not be drunk at the subway station.

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