Two Signs And a Poster
Walking through Tsukiji (築地) the other day, I found a few interesting sings. The first one is an incredibly cute (and rotund) Maneki Neko, a poster advertising the special sale Saturdays (second saturday of the month) here at Monzeki Street, a traditional fish monger area in Tokyo. I have a feeling this particular maneki neko isn’t trying to get business as much as just trying to score some nice fish for itself! Then there’s the harried looking octopus trying to clean up after all the litter bugs in the area. The sign reads roughly “if you litter one piece someone else will litter three pieces”. I agree. The last is one of my favorite signs in Japan! It’s a tiny sign on the side of a bridge ins a place that is not accessible to the general public so you really only find it by chance! I think it is a warning sign for tsunami but I’m not sure. It could also be a warning sign for alien space monsters with eyes on its tentacles or possibly some sort of Lovecraftian monster. Who knows? The kids are really in trouble though. I would really love to hear the backstory on this strange and wonderful metal sign!