Saturday, May 7, 2011

Interesting Japanese Signage/Stuff

I have been told by so many that when I visit Japan, I should check out their signages and stuff, cause they have the most interesting/unique/weirdest stuff. I took note of that and begin signage hunting.

While downloading all these pic for this entry, I was watching National Geography on Japan Tsunami. Sigh.... certainly brought back some memories as it happens 2 days after I depart Japan to Hong Kong; basically missing it by 2 days - LUCKY ME!. I will tell the story in the next entry.

OK, let's check out the few signages & stuff I manage to captured.

I was fascinated with this, the pump is hanging from top and NO! We don't have this in Malaysia.

Japan most famous game - Pachinko! Pachinko (パチンコ?) is a Japanese gaming device used for amusement and gambling. A pachinko machine resembles a vertical pinball machine, but with no flippers and a large number of relatively small balls.

Pachinko parlors share the reputation of slot machine dens and casinos the world over.

I find this interesting, in most part of the world that I have visited, one are NOT ALLOWED to eat in public transport vehicle, BUT for Japan its the opposite!!!! No loud cell phone sound, and in general NO loud speaking folks. I think the idea is that one are to respect the others' privacy.

Hello Kitty originated from Japan and highly appreciated by everyone and everything!

"Please do not smoke while walking", how considerate is that?! Respecting other pedestrian!

Yup! Doreamon NOT to get drench! Thoughtful!

Ice-cream vending machine? Hemm....

Women! Feel the low & respect!

Impressive huh! Systematic rubbish collection schedule. By-day and by-waste...

Creativity doesn't stop on shop signage, it can go as high up as the roof top.

THIS IS the Japanese paper ie wrapping paper. Kalau kain cotton kan ke BEST! Isk isk isk...

More interesting. Switch off if you are near the Courtesy Seat!

What is Courtesy Seat? Well... check this out!

Cute way of educating people on the danger of putting hand near train door.

Even the Hardest Rock in the world BOWS to a CAT!

Believe me now?

Perhaps these?

I was wondering what is this, then I realized; DRY ICE! Hey Baskin Robbin, learn this!

Jeng jeng jeng.... Kid you not! I manage to track it down!

It's not as messy as Jalan TAR hor...

Platform ZERO in Ueno! And we thought the train master was pulling our leg.

Platform ZERO??? Hemm.... Serious?!?!?

Even for ciggy??? I heard slippers & disposable undies too but unable to locate.

Well, I guess I need to go visit the country again then. *wink wink*

Hyperlink credit : Wikipedia


Cawan said...

Japan mmng unik!

fromblank said...

hey thanks for visiting. i love your blog. i'll be following you!

Life Ramblings said...

i love the Hello kitty license plate and the ones from the Hard Rock Cafe totally rocks.

snowwhite said...

Give me moe inormation about Japan!! You are super-super guide!
Did you find any strange Japanglish notice boards?
Have a nice day!

Martina said...

Amazing pictures Liliy! Will this country ever be the same? Maybe this catastrophe helps the world to get forward in the green energy sector - i so hope so. Lucky you to have seen Japan before what has happened. Hope you are safe and have a splendid weekend!

Irene said...

Awesome ... and thanks for visiting!

Biqque said...

ya la! i tot japanese cotton just now :D

i give another 1-2 years for a trip!

Traveller's Anatomy said...

I was quite surprise too when a friend told me that making a call in public transportation is rude provided Japan is well known for their technology. It's good they still being considerate and respectful to the passengers.

Ola said...

excellent post! I learnt a lot! Ice-selling machines I saw also in Europe, as far as I rememer in Germany at the airport. I love the idea of non-talking in public transport-I usually read so it would be good to do it in silence:)

Bananazஇ said...

What a purr-fect rocky combination cafe..great sharing tQ.

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Some weird stuff here. In UK we have a quiet coach at one end of the train and Cardiff has a platform 0, no I didn't get that either. It looks like the two bears are smiling as the hand gets caught in the door !!

Janggel said...

Fulamak!!!! Ada diremon pakai baju!!! Comel giler!!!!

Ada Helo Kitty Hard Rock pulak tu!!!! Ahahahah giler giler!!!!

*dengan semangat berkobar2

Ely Hasrul said...

ala comelnye doreamon tuuu hahahah

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