“Don’t Forget Your Umbrella!”–Old Tokyo Subway Posters

Here are some posters from the Tokyo subway that were in use between 1976 and 1982. The meaning of some of these posters is obvious, while others would give even a Japanese person a pause.

Don't forget your umbrella

Don’t forget your umbrella

No smoking hours

No smoking hours

The Unthinker

The Unthinker

Wait behind the white line

Wait behind the white line

I lived in Tokyo during the same era these posters were displayed, but somehow I don’t remember them. Perhaps there were too many other interesting things to look at?

(H/t The Retronaut)

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