Saturday, February 19, 2005


"Japanese warning signs are very different than warning signs in other parts of the world, because they usually contain a visual and easy to understand reason why something is dangerous or not allowed."

Japan being the most different place on earth, its warning signs are no exception....

Although among his very interesting collection of nearly 200 warning signs, the photographer doesn't seem to have a photo of the legendary sign that used to hang in Arashiyama that said, in helpful English: "Please do not show your nuts to monkeys!" It was extremely effective; in all my visits to that renowned area, I never once saw anyone show his or her nuts to monkeys.

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