Travel: Weird subway ads in Japan

Travel: Weird subway ads in Japan

On a recent trip to Japan I took mountains of footage.  Advertising is totally out of this world and so I created this homage to Japanese ads, on trains, JR stations, the streets and so on.

I created these gifs with colour distortion to properly convey the feelings you have in situ. Initially,  after a long flight and arriving in Tokyo during peak hour, it’s an adrenalin rush of complete disorientation and confusion. You are thrust into the writhing belly of humanity and it’s surprisingly intimate and yet strange being cheek by jowl with a million other people on the train. It’s impossible to not notice the ads, if you don’t read hiragana then it’s like trying to decode heiroglyphs but oh so enjoyable! People on the train are ever so polite and considerate, the ads are less considerate of your mental landscape and scream out for attention. 

The shamen of Japanese mobile plans

Travel: Weird subway ads in Japan

Ahhhh… green liquid you soooooth me so well….

Travel: Weird subway ads in Japan
That teppenyaki lunch earlier was a real bastard….ahhh green liquid sooooooth me so well….Oh!! feel so happy now!

Panda is teary because you’re inconsiderate of your safety alighting from the train

Travel: Weird subway ads in Japan
Don’t make the panda cry… you might die.

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Travel: Weird subway ads in Japan
AHHHHH lemon drink…so sweet…so sour…..so piquant…so joyful you turn into a lemon yourself just like I! You want to be lemon…..trust me it good!

An elegant dreamscape awaits you in Harajuku…

Travel: Weird subway ads in Japan
Beautiful Graffiti near to Harajuku station

Ueno markets: enchanted land of knock-off handbags and delectable foods

Travel: Weird subway ads in Japan
A dusk street scene near Ueno markets

I’m positively murderous with excitement after drinking this!!!

Travel: Weird subway ads in Japan

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh…….I’ve had just  about enough of your shit Tanaka!

Travel: Weird subway ads in Japan

Do you have any favourite weird Japanese ads you have seen that you want to share with me? Jonelle Patrick I am looking at you 🙂 Please do so below

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