The Japan Rail smoking signs. I always keep my eye out for them. In a very obscure way, these signs are trying to tell people to be considerate smokers…

Funny Japanese smoking sign in Kyoto

Funny Smoking Sign next to Yodobashi in Kyoto
NIKON D5200 (18mm, f/3.5, 1/250 sec, ISO100)
Funny Smoking Sign next to Yodobashi in Kyoto

While they are attention grabbing, I really wonder how much of an impact these signs actually have on the habits of smokers. They definitely speak to the subtle nature of Japanese conversation, which can at times be confusingly indirect.

This sign was spotted outside of the Kyoto Yodabashi and Kyoto Tower building.

View more random signs like this in the Japrish photo collection.

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