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(SoraNews24)   Japanese geographers unveil new map icon to denote memorial to victims of natural disasters. Japanese immediately mistake it as symbol for e-vehicle charging station, mailbox, metal detector, vending machine, or game company   (soranews24.com) divider line
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2019-03-18 10:17:34 PM  
I love good maps.
 
2019-03-19 01:53:59 AM  
Which one is the used panty vending machine?

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2019-03-19 02:13:44 AM  
Actually, if you live in Japan for a while, you can recognize most of these pictograms pretty much instantly. So can most of the Japanese, and since the symbols are meant to be useful to them, it works out very well.

Also, you can learn to recognize them even if you're illiterate, which is a bonus.
 
2019-03-19 02:16:30 AM  
Frankly, I had assumed it was a grave stone, and would have meant cemetery or maybe memorial. I wouldn't have guessed so specifically victim of natural disaster memorial. I can't fathom why you'd need a symbol that is so specific to that, do they already have ones that are similar for war memorials, gravesites, cemeteries, etc?
 
2019-03-19 02:39:03 AM  

Quantumbunny: Frankly, I had assumed it was a grave stone, and would have meant cemetery or maybe memorial. I wouldn't have guessed so specifically victim of natural disaster memorial. I can't fathom why you'd need a symbol that is so specific to that, do they already have ones that are similar for war memorials, gravesites, cemeteries, etc?


Japanese don't have rounded headstones like western nations.  There's a stone monument then a box for wooden markers bearing the buddhist names of the dead.

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2019-03-19 02:39:41 AM  
Looking at the new marker, all I can really see is big hat.
 
2019-03-19 04:55:30 AM  

jaytkay: Which one is the used panty vending machine?


Top row, #6.
 
2019-03-19 05:32:11 AM  

Excelsior: jaytkay: Which one is the used panty vending machine?

Top row, #6.


As it's Japan - from the left or from the right? A mistake could be embarrassing.
 
2019-03-19 08:14:17 AM  
hat store
 
2019-03-19 08:44:51 AM  

doglover: Quantumbunny: Frankly, I had assumed it was a grave stone, and would have meant cemetery or maybe memorial. I wouldn't have guessed so specifically victim of natural disaster memorial. I can't fathom why you'd need a symbol that is so specific to that, do they already have ones that are similar for war memorials, gravesites, cemeteries, etc?

Japanese don't have rounded headstones like western nations.  There's a stone monument then a box for wooden markers bearing the buddhist names of the dead.

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I'm going to have a hard time not pretending to be Godzilla in a Japanese cemetery.

\looks like a little city
 
2019-03-19 08:56:54 AM  
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I grew up in pittsburgh, so I understand zombie movie culture. I've been to the cemetery from Night of the Living dead, the monroville mall a million times, and met most of the cast
 
2019-03-19 08:59:59 AM  

doglover: This text is now purple:

I grew up in pittsburgh, so I understand zombie movie culture. I've been to the cemetery from Night of the Living dead, the monroville mall a million times, and met most of the cast


But it's super disrespectful to tromp around a Japanese cemetery. And the bigger ones have a giant statue of Kanon, the female Bodhisatvah of death, like a giant mother.

I doubt you'd want to be silly there
 
2019-03-19 09:05:57 AM  

doglover: doglover: This text is now purple:

I grew up in pittsburgh, so I understand zombie movie culture. I've been to the cemetery from Night of the Living dead, the monroville mall a million times, and met most of the cast

But it's super disrespectful to tromp around a Japanese cemetery. And the bigger ones have a giant statue of Kanon, the female Bodhisatvah of death, like a giant mother.

I doubt you'd want to be silly there


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