Monday, September 7, 2009

Rail Warning Sign



I love Japan, with its ability to turn almost anything into an anthropomorphic character. Here, it's a humanoid crossing barrier. Essentially, the text says "don't play on the tracks".




ふみきりのなかであそんではいけません

fumikiri - railway crossing
no naka - in the middle of
de - of
asonde - play
wa ikemasen - no good, not allowed

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だめ

dame - no good

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JR東日本八王子支社

JR - Japan Rail
Tou-Nihon - East Japan
Hachioji - The city of Hachioji
Shisha - branch office

"play in the middle of railway crossing is not allowed"
"no good"
"Signed, East Japan JR, Hachioji Branch"

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