Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wednesday In Japan. . . Oh My Goodness !

Japanese son sent me the most hysterical sign and I just had to post it !
I just did a Nara post  (again) so this fits in nicely.
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Ride the train or bus.
Please Do Not ride the Messengers of the Gods !
That is a big NO got it !
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Beautiful  Nara street cover.
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careful. . . parsnip
music. . . Hill Where The Lord Hides,  Chuck Mangione

18 comments:

  1. That is hilarious. Thanks for sharing your international gift!

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  2. LOL!! That is too funny! Love that image with big X. Sure, no way we can ride the messengers of gods!
    I didn't notice that sign while I was in Nara. I guess I just missed it. I'd love to visit there again --- next time, I make sure to check that sign :-)

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    1. I am not sure where this sign was ?
      He was escorting a group of collage students on a work study program from New Zealand around Japanese schools.

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  3. Beautiful street cover! Wish that was done here in the states.

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    1. Yes, but being America you could imagine it being stolen.
      On one of my first trips to Japan I was always looking down as much as looking up to take photos.

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  4. The sign made me think of one my friend and I saw today as we drove along the motorway. There were
    suddenly road works ahead and a speed limit. There was a sign which said 'Road Works Ahead. Men working - be careful please - my Dad is one of them.'

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    1. awwwwww such a good sign.
      Yes wake up and watch where you drive. No phone, coffee, shaving or makeup. I have seen it all. One was reading the paper while driving ?

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  5. Very funny! I love that drain cover too. What an inspired idea. Ours are SO boring.

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    1. So many street covers are works of art.

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  7. Wow, even the manhole cover is a piece of art.

    That sign is a hoot. It reminds me of a story from some years ago when a few of my hubby's co-workers were in Japan on a business trip. Since there was some free time before the next meeting, one of the guys decided to do some exploring on his own. He figured he'd be real clever, and to make sure he got back okay, he copied down the writing from a sign so he could use it as a landmark. When he was ready to head back, he showed what he'd written down to a taxi driver. What he'd copied translated to, "You are here." Luckily, he remembered the name of the hotel where he was staying...

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    1. I love that story.
      One time I was on my own way across town from my hotel. The most lovely older taxi driver was use to driving around this area.
      When I got into the cab he really didn't know how to get to my hotel. Not knowing street names I showed him were to drive by landmarks.
      It worked ! One of my best memories.

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  8. Very funny! Love the ornate cover too.

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  9. Wow! I don't even if it would have even occurred to me to ride one.

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  10. OK so no riding with the messenger of the gods. Spoilsports!
    The street cover is much more charming than any of Banksie's creations.

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