Friday, April 8, 2011

Okinawan Oddities

Since we are coming to an end to our time here in Okinawa I figured it was time for yet another blog post with some funny pictures of signs and other random things we see over here. These pictures are all 100% real life crazy Japan!

Let's start with food... I've seen a few different flavors of Pringles here. This one is cheeseburger. I've also seen seaweed! I think I would be a little more likely to try the burger one!

Have you ever thought to make Spam sushi???

McDonald's had a set of specialty American burgers for a short amount of time. Of course I had to take a picture of the Texas one. I never tried it because I try not to stray from the normal cheeseburger there, but I believe this one had chili, onions and some sort of mustard relish.

I still haven't figured out why this particular candy is "for men". Of course being the rebel that I am, I had to try some. I was a little afraid though that I might sprout a chest hair or two after eating it! Don't worry, it didn't happen!

Speaking of food, most of the KFC's here have a statue of Col. Sanders outside of their restaurant. During some holidays they dress him up. He usually has a Santa outfit on during Christmas time, and during major Japanese holidays he gets dressed in traditional attire!

As many of you know, the Japanese people LOVE cartoons. Anything and everything can take on a cartoon form. This sign is a reminder to wear your seat belt. Always be sure to strap in your vegetables as well!

However, while driving you may see one of these signs. Japanese people are usually pretty cordial and apologetic for any "inconveniences" they may cause. This is a construction worker bowing as an apology for road work!

I don't really know what to think about this sign...

Often times, signs are for instruction. I have no idea why this one is necessary.

However if you do have to use one of these, any sort of instruction is helpful! I still don't quite know the exact logistics of using it!

Speaking of toilets, I took this picture in the entry of a public restroom. I am not sure what prompted this, but I have never seen anyone with loud musical instruments near a bathroom before!

If you know about my summer last year, you would know that I would have benefited from observing this sign.

Here is my permanent reminder that you should steer clear of the water during jellyfish season in areas that are not netted.

Last but not least is my favorite picture. Many times while on my way to work I would see this guy taking his bull for a walk. No, your eyes are not deceiving you, he literally walked him all the time just like a dog! Nothing really surprises us anymore after being here for 3 years!

1 comment:

Gizelle&Chris said...

Hahaha! Makes me miss Japan!