12 strange Japanese posters promoting subway manners

12 strange Japanese posters promoting subway manners

These vintage Japanese posters promoting good subway manners are bizarre and fascinating.

They appeared in subways in Tokyo between 1976 and 1982.

To get their message across they use quirky humor and timeless Western pop culture icons like Superman, Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, and even Jesus!

Despite the language barrier, time period and geography, you can still easily identify the message in each poster.

Maybe we should consider reintroducing the posters as their subway etiquette messages could still be helpful today!

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