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Is this the best place and time to spread fear?

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こんなところにも、不安にさせる看板は必要ですか。
My favorite line, on this sign outside the bathroom, is “Avoid showing skin.” I know there were incidents of dengue fever from mosquitos in Yoyogi park in late summer. But it’s been too cold for mosquitos since October, and how exactly will you use the restroom “without showing skin”?!

Lucky rakes help your business in the new year

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酉の市の熊手について、「ザクザク」という言葉を今年に勉強なりましたが。

This year I learned that the sound the rakes make in collecting your prosperity is “zaku zaku” (ザクザク). You can still get your lucky rake at Hanazono shrine in Shinjuku on Friday November 21 and Saturday November 22 from 10 pm until dawn.

 

“City of Trees” brass band plays at Castro Street Festival

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赤シャツには、立ち退きをしやすくする法令に反対するメッセージが書かれています。

Sunny skies and an anti-eviction t-shirt. Very SF 2014. Here’s some more info about City of Trees Brass Band.