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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 12:07 AM
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Kyoto, Tokyo, and Nara Signs
I just had my pocket camera when I went to these beautiful places in the last week. This was my first visit to Japan, and one of the things that surprised me was the prevalence of English in signs. Here is a "sign" tour of the places, some in Japanese, some in English and some in both. I find a little something of interest in all of them, and hope you enjoy them.

By Outdoor Stairway in Nara


No Parking in Kyoto


Garden in Kyoto


"Where are you Doing" on slippers in Kyoto


Chidorya Rocks in Kyoto


Not for Drinking in Nara


The Slow Food Movement is in Nara!


Japanese in Nara


Tokyo Electronics District 1


Tokyo Electronics District 2


Tokyo Electronics Store


I need a Mos Burger


Market 1 in Tokyo


Market 2 in Tokyo


Chocolate Bananas in Tokyo


Finally May Peace Prevail on Earth in Nara

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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:16 AM
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1. Thanks for the tour
I love the trees. Actually, I love all those photos. You really captured the spirit.
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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 12:43 PM
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2. Ok, linking a "training the trees" pic
From the ones I put on Facebook (lots of temples, etc. in these)

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30394522&id=13143...

Oops, I'll put it in Photobucket

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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:53 PM
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3. Thanks
I find those fascinating.
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 03:43 AM
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4. I'm thrilled I get to see this, feel like I'm there with you. Wonderful chronicle,
and I hope you are as happy being there as the pictures suggest. I have little time on line, traveling also, so rather than typing I'd like to go back and study them some more. Thanks and safe travels !!!
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-04-09 02:23 AM
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5. Great shots!
I really loved the garden shot--I wonder what kind of trees those are? the second Tokyo market shot is just perfectly balanced and frames! And who can resist Hello Kitty chocolate-dipped bananas? :rofl: Love that shot!

There's a company that makes those peace poles. We have a peace pole like this at my college, the "Peace on Earth" written in eight languages, though I'm not sure Chinese is one of them. Cool to see them in another country.
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-05-09 09:39 AM
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6. Neat!
On my way out. Will be back to look some more. :D
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-05-09 08:05 PM
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7. You and that pocket camera done good.
And I think I need a pair of those slippers.

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Tindalos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-05-09 11:27 PM
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8. Thanks for the sign tour
Sigh, I miss Japan. It's surprising how easy it is to get around there without speaking the language. Such a beautiful country too.

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