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Indecency Trash Can

Posted in Places, Stuff by tokyobling on February 24, 2009

On Saturday I was out in Roppongi. Well, to be honest I was passing through Roppongi to and from the really cool art museum (more on that later) when I spotted this weird contraption next to the curb by the big crossing in front of the legendary Almond Cafe. It is a dust box or a litter bin or a trash can (depending on your particular breed of English), solely devoted to indecent material! The can says it’s for “Pink Chirashi” or Adult Flyers, in English. If you are morally offended by the hand outs for adult shops and strip clubs, but too polite to say no to the smiling touts, feel free to use this trash can on your next visit to Tokyo. Courtesy of Mori Building Co. in cooperation with Azabu City council. In my next post I’ll try to get some of those indecent flyers they seem so upset about. Wish me luck.

Trash can for indecent material in Roppongi, Tokyo

Trash can for indecent material in Roppongi, Tokyo

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  1. Leila Darabi said, on February 24, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Trashtastic. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. SeaSquid said, on March 4, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Another exponent of the sheer genious of Japanese society!

    * can’t help but wonder who collects it and what he/she does with his/her loot.. *

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    • tokyobling said, on March 6, 2009 at 4:38 am

      Apparently, it all goes to paper recycling. I agree about the sheer genious part!

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  6. Mark said, on December 13, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Never seen a pink chirashi? Here’s my ongoing collection: http://www.yenx.blogspot-dot-com

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    • tokyobling said, on December 15, 2009 at 3:03 pm

      That’s a very ambitious project you have there! I stopped receiving them after I put up the チラシ禁止 sign on my mailbox. I see you’re deliberately ambiguous on the translations too, thank you for that. (^-^;)

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