Home of the original Mysterious Car Stickers
More than a year ago I took this picture of mega-mysterio Japanese sticker and a car in a parking lot.
Everybody I asked didn’t know: Japanese friends, cops, doctors…everybody just said, “Huh?”
Could this “Blue Shamrock” car sticker mean the Japanese driver is handicapped by too much Irish whiskey?
Well today I stumbled across this only-in-Japan factoid…
In June of 2002, Japan adopted the shamrock symbol to designate handicapped parking. The Japanese logic was the international symbol of a wheelchair did not encompass all forms of disability (heart conditions, stroke, being Irish, etc).
—International handicap symbol