‘Traditional’ train manspreading in Japan

 tokyo train manners seibu railways

New Ukiyo-e train etiquette posters for Seibu trains targeting foreigners?
giga-goofy Google Translate of trafficnews.jp | 2016-Sept-15
Seibu Railways has started a new “manners up” (マナーアップ) promotion with the slogan, “Train in the junk stands astrideicon_lol (電車内迷惑図絵), ha, ha.
Debuting on September 15, 2016, these train etiquette posters have a motif of traditional ukiyo‑e prints, and they are aimed at interesting foreigners in their message.
The posters have illustrations of the Edo Era (1603 to 1868) of people causing a space problem on a modern train car and include an English admonishment, “Please let others sit comfortablymore...

 

 Also check out our previous reports about train “man-spreading” manners as well as our other posts on ukiyo‑e prints:

To learn more about traditional Japanese ukiyo-e prints, refer to:
wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukiyo-e

 



 


4 thoughts on “‘Traditional’ train manspreading in Japan”

  1. I like the accuracy in the seat upholstery and heating vent. If it is possible to be sentimental about Seibu Line, I think I am.

    2016-09-15_manner-up-close-up

    Then again, I remember back when they had a fantastic deal on bulk yellow paint.

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