"Beware of the Pit Viper" and "Beware of the Wild Boars", on the approaches to Temple 27 and 84 respectively, I saw neither.
|A reassuring sign in English, we could use some of these signs in parts of London.|
|I saw this sign on 9th March 2011 and thought it was 'quaint'. Then after the devastating Tsunami of 11th March, I started to make a mental note of the evacuation points each time I passed one of these signs.|
These Japanese Railway etiquette posters are a fascinating reflection of the difference between Japanese / London society. On the London railways, wrongdoers are simply threatened with Fines or Prosecution; in Japan they are invited to reflect on the consquences of their actions.
At Tonohama Rail Station, this sign gave advice, roughly translated, "There are three rules on discovering a suspicious package: don`t touch it! don`t sniff it! don`t move it!"