Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Japanese sign

Japanese sign, originally uploaded by angryparsnip.

Walking anywhere in Japan and you will pass some wonderful, fun, cute,
and sometimes very strange signs. They are everywhere, telling you
what you need to know. . . but for me. . . in a really fun way. Gets
my attention.
Not just the arrows, numbers, silhouette shapes of America. Japanese
signs have people, police, flowers. trees, octopus, dogs, cats,
birds, steaming bowls of food and even my favorite. . . Scotty Dogs on
them. I remember one construction sign that was a "road worker"
waving his slow-down sign, which also lit- up at night.

This really cute dog sign ( guess what it is talking about ? ) was
next to the river in Sanda, Japan.

Very warm, 104. . . parsnip
Music. . . Eyes Open. . . Snow Patrol


  1. The Japanese seem to embrace any excuse to inject a bit of colour and fun into life, they seem to be a nation of artists! I love the colour of this sign, it reminds me of the 1960s and, specifically, my aunt Margerie's kitchen. I used to love that kitchen.

    Is it warning against swimming in the river?

  2. How mischievous of them not to give a translation.
    Is it to do with pooh?

  3. Eryl and PI. . . .

    The sign tells you to keep you dog on a leash and to clean up after your dog.

    Aunt Margerie's kitchen must have been wonderful.

  4. I'm so impressed that Japanese dogs can read!

  5. Did you mean, Sendai? I was there in 1953-1956. The river there is the Hirose. A neat city nowadays.

  6. Abraham Lincon. . . The city of Sanda is over the Rokko mountains from Nishinomiya/Osaka, very near Kobe and Kyoto, It is a farming area and famous for Strawberries and lots of "Kobe Beef" comes from this area.
    I commented on your blog hope it helps ! love the grass photo.