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Japanese Websites: Street Signs

Hey, so, like, yeah. I’ve been doing lots of stuff with images lately. And then I figured, hey — you might want to do that, too. So here are some links to Japanese websites…full of images (and text.)

  • This site is a collection of pictures of building and street signs (plus Google search results for similar sites). Street signs have been intriguing me lately. They’re one of the most important things to be able to read (perhaps second only to contracts), but you don’t get much of them when you’re not in the country. I didn’t actually need to make any special study of them. But, learning to read using street signs strike me as something fun and something that would appeal to people who feel the need to be “learning something useful”.
  • This site  is a collection of funny pictures and witty comments thereto appertaining (plus Google search results for similar sites). One of my favorite sites, actually. Back in the day, at least.
  • This site is full of street/road signs (both for Japan, and other countries), particularly of the kind that apply to drivers. It’s got plently of place names, too. Looks like a lot of fun — I’ll be going back! And, of course, here are the results of engooglation, for more).

Aaaaand we’re done!

  2 comments for “Japanese Websites: Street Signs

  1. July 10, 2008 at 13:44

    Hey man, cool sites. Bakusho keijiban is ridiculous, yo!

    In a fun coincidence, we just started a sign project over at 100JapaneseThings .

    Basically, any cats in Japan who see a sign that they can’t read (or just feel like sharing) can mail it over to me from their keitai.

    Then I show it to one of the gazillion J-dudes sitting in my office, verify the meaning/reading and post it to 100japanesethings .

    Figure it will help me and hopefully help others, too.

    Here’s the link to the article w/ details:
    tinyurl.com/5qxftn

    If you or anyone else has ideas on how to make it more useful, holla.

    ( here’s a cool article on words+pictures+brain+learning, btw : headrush.typepad.com/creating_passionate_users/2005/10/words_pictures_.html
    )

  2. phauna
    July 10, 2008 at 21:33

    Here’s a page of Japanese on electrical appliances and signs.

    www.neverland.to/kanji/gate.html

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