Sunday, March 08, 2015

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation
I can't read Chinese characters (Hanzi), so I don't know what this sign say, or even if it is spelled right. Any ideas as to what it says?

12 comments:

William Kendall said...

No idea in the slightest, but I like how it stands out.

Jack said...

Yes. It says "Men's Room to the left, Ladies' Room to the right."

Bob Crowe said...

Clueless, but I don't think the concept of spelling applies to Chinese and Japanese characters. They are pictograms. Japanese has three phonetic alphabets, including Romaji, the one we use, plus kanji characters. That's hard.

Stuart said...

"No photogaphs allowed"

Karl Demetz said...

I like the sign, but no idea what it is...

Stefan Jansson said...

This looks like a painted Hanzi sign so I think it's easy to make a mistake if you don't know what you are doing Bob.

You are not all wrong Jack, I have used the toilet in that building which was an experience in itself as it was a very tiny room.

That is a goo guess Stuart but I'm pretty sure you are wrong. I will let people guess a little bit longer and then I will walk in and ask what it means. I do have a portrait of the person who is responsible for the sign. Taken a long time ago.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You could at least give us a clue or two Steffe :) like where you saw the sign?

Stefan Jansson said...

Sure I can do that Grace, but I don't think it will help you much. The sign sits above the back door to a hair saloon run by a girl with a very cool flower tattoo.

Merisi said...

Leave no hair untouched?

Love Stuart's translation. ;-)

Stefan Jansson said...

The answer was a bit of a surprise. Turns out to be a Karate club called Mori No Uma Dojo. They practice bujinkan ninjutsu.

Jonnie said...

Yes it's Bujinkan but no Karate ^^
Iam the maker of that sign and thx for the comments. :)

Gambatte

Stefan Jansson said...

Aha, thanks for that info Jonnie.