Some signs are obvious, even when written in Japanese. For instance, "please take off your shoes." That's pretty clear.
And "Merry Christmas," in this primarily Shinto/Buddhist country, really grabs your attention (and I love the hat on the snowman). But the florist apparently had a lot of autumn items still around, creating a jarring effect. Nothing says "Christmas" quite like a big orange pumpkin!
And finally, the sign in the third photo (click to enlarge), clearly means keep your dog on a leash and don't leave dog poop on the ground. But when I initially glanced at it, my first thoughts were "don't poke dogs with a stick" and "watch out for radioactive doo-doo!"
Yup. The clueless and easily amused American visits Japan . . .
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