All of this is just a way to explain the content of this post. While in Japan I traveled with my brother and his family south of Tokyo to Kyoto and Hiroshima. There were some beautiful, deeply moving parts of this trip, but I also started a small collection of signs translated into funny English. Please excuse the potty humor, but there seemed to be an unusual amount of signage in Japanese bathrooms.
|More signs should be written like this--it tells me exactly what I need to know.|
|"View from Misen where the same expression isn't shown."|
|My nephew enjoying that day's "expression" from the top with a pair of binoculars.|
|This is my favorite! It is the "Satellite Lover's Sanctuary" where two people can light a flame together. |
The sanctuary shares a room with a cafe where lovers can make sweet bean cakes and buy ice cream.
|Here is the sign for the Sanctuary. I enjoyed lighting my "Fire of Oath" with my niece.|
|Some train cars are designated for women only, especially late at night, for their safety. |
This is sign in on the train platform.
|I so wish I knew how to do this. I would love to comply.|
|These instructions are actually very useful. I used a few squatters facing the wrong direction until I read this sign. When I read this sign I realized why the toilet paper was so difficult to reach.|
|This is to prove I saw more interesting things than just the bathrooms in Japan.|