Thursday, May 6, 2010

Saying Goodbye to Japan... Signs and all things Awesome


So, I end our journey to Japan with random pictures and Japanese signs... because a trip to Japan wouldn't be complete without a few things lost in translation.


Cool Old Dude? No idea what this is about...

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The similarity is uncanny...

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Straightforward and to the point...

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No Smorking? Hmm... And who uses the word "tout?"


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Tommy Lee Jones is the face of Boss coffee. He is everywhere... it's bizarre. You can watch the commercials on YouTube...




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Because there is nothing more delicious than a mossy burger...

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Me: Is it just me... or is that robot creature touching himself in an inappropriate manner?


Me: The name of the place is, "My pleasure..." Ohhh! I get it. I was right... inappropriate.

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You can buy anything in the underground Subnade...


Gifts... Food... & Love...

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No need for a cheesy slogan, they just tell it like it is... "We're Gonna Win." Also, did you notice the Hiroshima Carp look a lot like the Cincinnati Reds?

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I won't even ruin this sign with a caption... it's too awesome for that.

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Sea Bream head... deep-fried cartilage... crunchy cartilage... chicken neck? They could at least cover it up with a fancy name so you don't know what it is...

Cod guts? Yum...

The sperm is cage free? Excellent. Is it grain fed and organic? Yeah... I watched Food, Inc.

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We found this lovely family on the train. There was a mother and four children all in matching Burberry... We took this picture in covert iPhone spy fashion. We probably looked like real creepers secretly taking pictures of children... but whatev.

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I don't know which is better... "I love vehicle," or the Elmo key chain on his bag.
(Another secret iPhone pic. We should be secrets agents...)

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And no trip would be complete with out bringing something back to embarrass my dog.
Meet Mr. Bigg, The Samurai.