Cartoon Representation

May 25, 2007

The Japanese use many drawn animal characters to represent people, situations, etc. Oten they are used to convey messages to the public.  

The one below is a favourite of mine: I had no idea what the message was that it was trying to convey, and so had to ask a Japanese friend to explain it to me. Before looking at the explanation below, can you guess?

Chicken and Egg

Give up?

The poster appears on ‘Kobans’ (Japanese police boxes) throughout Tokyo. The message urges Tokyoites to ‘break out of their shell’ and contact the police, if they suspect something untoward is going on around them.  

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