Archive for the ‘Engrish’ Category

Engrish of the Month

Posted 30 Mar 2009 — by Andy in Tokyo
Category Engrish, Entertainment, Only in Japan, Photography, Tokyo

For God’s sake man, if you’re going to smoke in the toilet at least try to aim for the bowl:

Typhoon No. 9

Posted 08 Sep 2007 — by Andy in Tokyo
Category Engrish, Photography, Tokyo, Weather

Thursday night saw the arrival of Typhoon No. 9 in Tokyo, and it was a big ‘un: Winds reached speeds of 90 kph, at least two people died, and the city’s transportation network was thrown into chaos.

Meanwhile, I slept through the entire event, waking up at 8am to look out of the living room window to remark that it ‘looks a bit windy out’. Things seem to be back to normal now, at least in western Tokyo. The emergency services are well prepared for disasters – when you expect earthquakes to flatten everything at least once a century, dealing with typhoons must be more of a sort of training exercise for the Big Event, which will hopefully happen when I’m not here.

I came across an Engrish of staggering outrageousness today:

A what-burger?

Continuing the phallic theme, I discovered this air freshener in an izakaya last week:

Phallic air freshener