2021-01-14 Paws Before You Cross by cityhillsandsea

2021-01-14 Paws Before You Cross

The Ajinomoto factory in Kawasaki is right next door to Suzukicho station. There's an Ajinomoto museum on the other side of the tracks and, since their mascot is a panda, you get some pawprints leading you to the entrance. (Didn't get to go in, because COVID means it's shut.)
So interesting -- the "cute-fied" shape of the paw prints, but what struck me most is that the message is intended for young children the way it's written yet it starts in English. I guess this assumption is that all young children in Japan can read "stop" and understand it. As for Ajinomoto, it's a good thing that at last it is rising from its vilified state in more recent years and chefs are announcing the use of MSG again.
January 14th, 2021  
Great find and shot
January 14th, 2021  
@bkbinthecity Thanks! @jyokota “Stop” as shouted at running away kids, is understood. But you make a good point about the reading. It’s probably just a style choice...
January 17th, 2021  
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