Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Bizarre Vintage Tokyo Subway Poster of the Day.

(click poster, from 1979, via) Here, a reminder to stay behind the white line while waiting for the train. Hm. It looks like these two undersized Sumo grapplers are actually locked in a mortal battle to see who can throw the other into the path of the oncoming train, or onto the third rail. Maybe the translation helps. Previous bizarre vintage Tokyo subway posters:
Don't be a seat Nazi.
Jesus prays for your lost umbrellas.
Don't crush the Buddhist nun, bigfoot.
imaginary Santa says don't be a drunk.
Your discarded gum has disabled Superman.


Anonymous -1-track-mind- said...

I'm guessing the Smithsonian would not be interested in adding this Japanese version of “A Fire In My Belly” to its Japanese print collection.

What with the recent controversy the National Portrait Gallery has had over the late artist David Wojnarowicz video from the “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture” exhibit which explores the role of gay identity in art.

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