VINTAGE SUBWAY MANNER POSTERS FROM JAPAN
70年〜80年代のマナーポスター

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A series of amusing subway manner posters that appeared in Tokyo sometime between 1976 and 1982.
1976年から1982年あたりに地下鉄で見かけられていた面白いマナーポスター。

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Careful not to get your bag caught between the train doors.

シマッタ。閉まるドアにご注意。

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This poster shows the three types of trouble-making monsters on the train. As you can see, they are taking up space and being annoying. “Asshi-” crossing it’s legs. “Nesshi-” sleeping. “Shinbunshi-” opening up a newspaper when crowded.

車内のメイワク三大怪獣–アッシー、ネッシー、シンブンシー。昔こんな人よく見かけてましたが怪獣だったんですね。

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Don’t spit out chewing gum on the ground of the train platform. It’ll damage even superman.

ホームに捨てるなチューインガム

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Superman reminds us to show the train pass clearly to train station attendant even when flying through the gate. This was back in the day when train stations didn’t have automatic machines to process tickets and passes.

定期券はっきり。東京も昔は駅員さんに定期券と切符を毎回見せないとダメだったんですね。

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“Are you telling me I look like Santa to you? Boy, you’ve had too much to drink. It’s still October silly.” Behave even if you’re drunk.

これ、ツボです。

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Sumo wrestler, trying to get the opponent to safety, by putting him on the proper side of the safety line while waiting for the train.

勇足。とてもクレバーなデザイン。ホームでこんな光景を見てみたい。
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Space Invader. Damn you, space saving alien. The Japanese men in suits look more surprised by the fact it’s an alien sitting next to them rather than being annoyed by it invading their space though.

スペースインベーダー。新聞はまわりの迷惑にならないように読みましょう。
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Doraemon, cat robot from the future, reminds Dad to keep the dreaming at home and off the train.

夢はお家で。

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Title translates to, “Non-thinker” parodying Auguste Rodin’s “The Thinker” to be considerate of others around you on the train.

オーギュスト・ロダンの”The Thinker”をパロディーして、「考えない人」。
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Kappa, a mythical water-dwelling monster, encourages smokers to endure their nicotine cravings while riding the train. Smoking was permitted on local trains before the ban.

我慢ぐらいはへの河童。

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Offer to give up your seat to the elderly and disabled.

僕立ちます。

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Osamu Tezuka’s android hero, Astro Boy saying, “Humans are sure forgetful.” Trying to remind riders to hold on to their belongings.

人間って忘れっぽいなあ。

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Goku from Journey to the West saying, “No way, I ain’t smoking.” (on the train)

タバコなんか吸うモンキー。

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Popular manga/anime character, “Doraemon” reminds people not to forget your umbrella on the train. This is a common problem because many people in Tokyo buy cheap clear plastic umbrellas at convenience stores when it rains, but often forget them.

ワスレえもん。座布団いちまい。

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No Smoking Time. John Wayne reminding you not to smoke during non-smoking hours. We don’t have a problem with this anymore. Smoking is prohibited on all trains and train platforms in Tokyo.

禁煙タイム。そんな時間帯もあったんですね。

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(Source: Manner Poster 100, published by Teito Rapid Transit Authority, 1983 via Pink Tentacle)


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One Response to “VINTAGE SUBWAY MANNER POSTERS FROM JAPAN
70年〜80年代のマナーポスター”

  1. José Félix says:

    Let´s go back to our memories from childhood with Japanese cartoons and all the attraction we feel for pop art !!

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