Thursday, September 2, 2010

Old-school Tokyo Metro Manner Posters

The series of Metro Manner posters that have been displayed around Tokyo underground stations for the past year of so and were designed by Bunpei Yorifuji have proven bery popular – if a little unsuccessful. The current crop switch the negative messages for something more positive, rewarding people for good behavior rather than admonishing them for bad.

Here are a few manner posters that appeared in the Tokyo subways between 1976 and 1982:-

Old-school Tokyo Metro Manner Posters

▼Three annoying train monsters (October 1982)

The three annoying train monsters shown in the poster are Nesshii (the sleeping monster), Asshii (the leg-crossing monster), and Shinbunshii (the newspaper-reading monster).

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