Friday, December 10, 2010

Bizarre Vintage Tokyo Subway Poster of the Week.

(click image, via) From 1976, the message: don't throw chewing gum on the platform. Otherwise, you will disable Superman, and the Yakuza and Godzilla will kill everybody and destroy everything. Previous bizarre vintage Tokyo subway posters:
Imaginary Santa sez: don't be a drunk like me.
Don't crush the Buddhist nun as you rush into the car.
Jesus has a sad because you forgot your umbrella again.


Anonymous Leah said...

your posts are the best!

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Jimmy Olsen said...

Do the Japanese know something we don't.

That chewing gum contains dangerous high levels of kryptonite.

7:33 PM  
Anonymous mrjohn said...

"Don't dispose of your chewing gum on the (station) platform"

Interestingly they have used "suteruna" for "don't dispose of", the short and quite brusque "na" form, as opposed to the more usual "sutenaide kudasai" you would expect from a company such as Tokyo Metro. Bringing the verb forward in the sentence also gives the order more strength, normally in Japanese the verb comes at the end of the sentence.

8:52 PM  

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