Sunday, May 17, 2009

Akihabara Street Worker



Some time ago, I was exploring part of Akihabara under the expressway leading towards Ueno and I came across this site where road work was being done. This mannequin was used to alert the traffic to the need to keep to the right. It's right arm moves up and down. Not all robots in Japan are hi-tech.

4 comments:

bartman905 said...

Haha, I have a similar picture, which I took in Roppongi. I should really post it on my blog one of these days :D

TSOTE said...

Well, with all of the matsuris you've gone to, I'd expect that you've got a major backlog to wade through...

odorobu-hilde said...

Wow, lol, that's pretty good that they have something like that instead of a huge light-up sign. XD

Btw, sorry for not emailing in so long!! >.< I'll email you soon since I'm not too busy with school anymore. =D

- Hilde

TSOTE said...

Hi Hilde! Glad to have you back. Hope school went well.

It's interesting, the kinds of things the Japanese do for construction sites that you don't see in the U.S. (having 3-4 people guarding the site, directing traffic, protecting passersby; magic message wands; the mannequins; paintings of bowing guards accompanying warning messages on the walls; etc.)