Thursday, June 21, 2012

Japanese Kanji

In English, this says the name of the family that lives at this house...Kinmaki.

This says "Let's give peace of mind to the people who live in this apartment complex."

This says, "Be careful of old people crossing."

This was a sign at the airport that tells us how to get our luggage and go through customs (you have to go through customs when you go to a new country to make sure you are not a bad guy and not bringing something you are not supposed to to a new country.  In Japan, one of the things you are not allowed to bring in is rice!)
Since we are in another country, they speak another language.  In Japan, they speak Japanese.  But there alphabet is not like ours.  They use symbols called kanji.  Here are some pictures of some Japanese signs!


  1. I would love to have one of those old people crossing signs. The old lady looks just like you!

  2. I am not sure it would technically be translated as "Be Careful of Old People Crossing." That is not very PC. Jason Tudor would not accept this. Was this at a senior's center? She looks like Tweety Bird's mom. Do you now read Japanese? Are you sure the crab is not saying "Don't be promiscuous"?