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“Because It’s There”

29 January 2010

The following picture was taken by Shiratori-Sensei, a friend of mine in Aomori.  It is a photo of an actual, physically present road sign somewhere in rural Hokkaido:

The bottom sign translates roughly to “Drive at 60 km per hour, and close your windows”

This, it turns out, is the beginning of a Melody Road.  I’m beginning to realize that so many of Japan’s industrial accomplishments are the result of a twisted Edmund Hilary-esque approach to engineering.

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