Sunday, November 22, 2009

Have to go in Japan? Expect the unexpected.

Via the great blog An Englishman in Osaka comes this inexplicable restroom sign:

All I can say is that at this point, I'm very rarely surprised, but almost always amused, by this sort of thing. Pointlessly decorative cartoon characters are de rigueur on all signage, regardless of purpose. The thing that's so peculiar about this sign is that the cartoon characters are more creepy than cute. I half-expect that giraffe to have been taken off of a wanted poster.

Of course, creepiness aside, that sign is a little more user-friendly than this one (from

Good to know! Thanks, I guess.

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