Japrish: Hilarious and Bewildering English in Japan
It’s been far too long since a Japrish post has been published here. Since I’ve been living in Japan I’ve been snapping away and saving up some awesome Japrish photos.
Japrish is basically my own version of Engrish. It’s all from Japan – and it’s not that it’s bad English (although many times it is) – more that it is somehow strange and amusing. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves…
The Super Great Feeling Bringing Fake Beer
A kind of Japanese beer – actually called happoshu, which has a lower content and I classify it as fake beer – brought out about 2 years ago in a limited release. The ads for it were hilarious, dudes would take a big swig and react like someone you’d see on a Solo ad.
I Challenge You To A Sale
There was an awesome example a few months ago of a shop in Osaka posting a sale sign with swear words printed in huge letters. This one gets the message across… in a challenging way.
Mentally Challenge You With A Truck
Snapped this one day on a drive to work… couldn’t believe what I was seeing in my rear-view mirror.
That Is Important
Raise your spirits and buy a Rav4!
What Do You Want To Be?
I’m not sure… would you?
Whistle If You’re Thiesty
Spotted in a local American burger place.
Enjoy It In Unison
At the deliciuous MOS Burger restaurant, this label was on the menu holder.
We’ll Settle For Peace – Anytime
This one is on my mousepad, bought from a 100 yen shop.
In a country of 100+ million people, I guess the niches are more varied.
Changer The Changing Machine
The “Glory Model Series” (which was actually out of order) found in a games center (bowling, arcade games, etc) in Kyoto.
There was an amazing example a few several weeks ago of a store in Osaka posting
Yeah I remember seeing that around. Huge 4-letter words printed on sale signs in a mall in Osaka.