Archive for the category Signs


Por kirai el 21 de June de 2015 en Signs

Strolling around the forests of Karuizawa we bumped into this warning sign… Batman? Musasabi are giant Japanese squirrels that can jump from branch to branch by gliding in the air for up to 100 meters. They are abundant in forests all over Japan and some parts of China. The warning signs are usually found near […]

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Don’t Feed The Pigeons

Por kirai el 28 de April de 2015 en Signs

Even signs that forbid things are cute in Japan. Many times signs explain their message in a graphical way using cartoon characters. The pigeon in the sign says: Stop please! I don’t need food! You can find more strange and funny Japanese signs in this category.

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Ladies or Gentlemen

Por kirai el 30 de November de 2012 en Signs

Sign indicating the location of the toilets at Gonpachi restaurant in Nishi Azabu.

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Do Not Titanic!

Por kirai el 10 de November de 2012 en Signs

“タイタニック禁止” == “Titanic Forbidden”

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Dentist Sign

Por kirai el 09 de October de 2012 en Signs

Via Ikusuki via Love living in Japan.

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Kites in Enoshima

Por kirai el 11 de February de 2012 en Signs

I have been a few times to Enoshima, a wonderful place which makes a perfect one day trip from Tokyo. The first time I went there I was surprised, and at the same time a little bit scared, by the amount of kites that were flying very close to our heads. It seems like these […]

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How to use a playground slide

Por kirai el 21 de February de 2011 en Signs

In Japan there’s always a cool way to warn about any danger. Take a look at these warnings about how kids should not use the playground slide.

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Cat Wanted

Por kirai el 30 de June de 2010 en Signs

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