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Sometimes the hustle and bustle of big city life in Tokyo makes you forget your manners. Women who don't have enough time in the morning apply makeup on bumpy train rides, people doze off on the shoulder of their neighboring passenger, and the occasional man will clip his finger nails. With most people commuting by train and working very long hours, sometimes there's no time to do things at home. And sometimes, you're just so tired and stressed that you don't care that you are behaving badly.
As a result, back in 2008, the Tokyo Metro system launched a three-year-long campaign aimed at reminding subway passengers to mind their manners while riding the trains. It featured the slogan "Please do it at home" or "Please do it again" alongside an illustration of the featured manner or rule. All posters are written in Japanese and English, some featuring hilariously outrageous and sometimes confusing activities that make you wonder, "Do people actually do that on a train?!". For your viewing pleasure, may we present to you a compilation of these entertaining posters.
▲ This is how it looked after Comiket.
▲ The man and woman wearing glasses are reoccurring characters created by the artist, Bunpei Yorifuji.
Source: Hamster 速報
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Origin: Tokyo Metro Manner Posters Confuse and Delight Foreign Passengers 【Photo Gallery】
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