Saturday, May 1, 2010

Open and Shut


Futamatagawa, Yokohama - The Japanese kanji characters for "open" and "close" are extremely similar and the source of much consternation for me, especially when riding the elevator. Here is a scene from a day in my life some years ago while riding the elevator at the local department of motor vehicles office. I was on my way to pick up my Japanese driver's license. 

1. Waiting      2. "WAIT!"     3. 50-50          4. Oops!
      

What about reading Japanese road signs you ask? That's a whole other story.

                                    

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