Vintage Tokyo Subway Manner Posters


Pink Tentacle have posted an image gallery of ‘manner posters’ that featured on the Tokyo subway between 1976 and 1982. The small selection here illustrate the way in which the artists often co-opted famous images in order to get across the message of good commuter etiquette.

Jesus with Umbrellas

Don't Forget Your Umbrella (October 1981)

Smoking on the Platform

Coughing On The Platform (January 1979)

The Non-Thinker

The Non-Thinker (May 1981)

Napoleon With a Train Pass

Clearly Show Your Train Pass (September 1978)

Full gallery at Pink Tentacle