I love when I find funny construction fences here in Japan. I think it is a good idea to have smiling characters in a fence that might annoy you because some construction has started and has changed the way you usually go home. I found this Kitty fence at Shinjuku station.
Strolling around the forests of Karuizawa we bumped into this warning sign… Batman?
Musasabi are giant Japanese squirrels that can jump from branch to branch by gliding in the air for up to 100 meters. They are abundant in forests all over Japan and some parts of China. The warning signs are usually found near roads and trails so that people are not surprised if they land on their car. Musasabi live mostly during the night and are rarely seen during the day. Below you can see some Musasabi photos that I’ve found in a blog from Karuizawa
Of course, there had to be an arcade that simulates the flights of the Musasabi
Musasabi remind me a lot of the wingsuit flying humans that are very popular lately.
Even signs that forbid things are cute in Japan. Many times signs explain their message in a graphical way using cartoon characters. The pigeon in the sign says:
I don’t need food!
You can find more strange and funny Japanese signs in this category.