Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

I live in Japan. That should be enough to let you know I deal with silly and confusing signs on a daily basis. These are my top 6 Funny “Engrish” signs in Japan, listed from best to worst:

1. The kids drug shop:

Funny Silly sign Japan Engrish

Because this is Japan, I can’t imagine anyone having a conversation that goes like this:

“Hey, let’s make a kids apparel store!”

“Sure, what should we call it? Let’s give it a cool, chic English name!”

“Ok, let’s call it ‘Drug Store Shop,’ because that totally describes our idea of selling children’s hoddies, backpacks, and shoes!”

“Wow, we’re so smart.”

Seriously guys. If I could get five bucks every time I fix someone’s broken Engrish sign, I would be rich.

2. The “Handsome Mask.”

Handsome Mask Silly sign Japan

What? Guys can’t have smooth, flawless skin too? Who says face masks are just for girls? This Japanese “Handsome mask” is specifically designed to make men cool, cute, sexy, and macho with totally clean skin (or so the description says) for only about $3! With this mask you can be “whatever you want to be.”

3. The “How to use the toilet correctly” sign:

Funny Silly sign Japan Engrish

My only regret is the fact there are no English subtitles or translations on this signs (even though they have Korean and Chinese), because I’m dying to see what they would write. Oh well…

4. The Toiret sign:

Funny Silly sign Japan Engrish

This is Japan. You knew a Toiret sign was bound to show up sooner or later. And here’s another one, just for good measure:

Funny Silly sign Japan Engrish

5. This whole jumbled mess:

Funny Silly sign Japan Engrish

There is a lake with swan shaped boats near my house. To burn of steam, I will sometimes bike down there and paddle around the lake for a while and feed the ducks. The instructions always crack me up.

6. I had to go home and look up what “Pasturing” meant:

Funny Silly sign Japan Engrish

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