18 Wonderful Retro Tokyo Subway Posters
These amazing posters, from the late '70s and early '80s, were delightful reminders of how to conduct yourself on the train. And now I want one of each, please.
Translations for these awesome Tokyo subway manner posters provided by Pink Tentacle.
Don't be an annoying train monster or else this robot will be mad.
Superman (with quite the receding hairline) shows that the fastest way to get on the train is by flashing your pass.
That is unless there is gum on the floor.
This courtesan Agemaki (a character from the kabuki play Sukeroku), doesn't leave behind her umbrella.
Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator character, Adenoid Hynkel, takes as much space as he wants.
Warning: If you see this Santa you've had too much to drink.
And if you've had too much to drink, Doraemon (dressed in his Santa costume) will wake you up if you pass out on the train.
Marilyn Monroe can remember to take her umbrella with her and so should you.
Will Superman save Lois Lane's trapped purse?!
Two sumo wrestlers dangerously cross the white line.
A nun (?) uses the Force to stop a passenger from rushing onto the train.
Napoleon shows his train pass and so should you.
Sometimes you just can't make the train -- as Cinderella learned the hard way.
So if you forget your stuff, Astro Boy will kindly deliver it for you.
Sometimes, Mary takes the train (?).
Jesus has enough umbrellas, thank you very much.
Just an FYI: John Wayne uses a water gun to put out his cigarettes.
Um.... this is just creepy. Will I die seven days later if I take that seat?
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