Wednesday, November 17, 2010

INSANE anti-alcohol Tokyo subway poster from 1976.

Translation, according to Vintage Ads: "I look like Santa because you've had too much to drink. It's only October. If you drink, be considerate of the other passengers." Ha, WHAT?!? Does anybody know Japanese to confirm this translation (Confirmed. See comments.)? The content on Vintage Ads is usually very reliable. And the Japanese are famous for their quirky subway etiquette posters (here's some recent ones).

4 Comments:

Blogger Andrew G said...

I speak Japanese and that's pretty much exactly what it says.

11:08 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Thanks Andrew.

11:12 AM  
Anonymous HO+3 said...

It seems to be an earnest anti-alcohol ad, I couldn't detect any subliminal shenanigans as far as the ice cubes.

1:00 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

I know, right? Not-Santa looks awfully happy to be drinking whiskey.

1:06 PM  

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