Durians are banned in Hawker Centers because of their strong smell, which some love and some hate.
This shows a detail of the photos on the poster of the restoration work on the five-story pagoda at Muroji. The photos show the reconstruction of part of one of the roofs of the pagoda.
This poster, encouraging citizens to report suspicions of hand guns being suggled into Japan or trafficked in, etc., was photographed at the police substation in front of the Nara JR rail station, 1998. Like most of the industrialized world, Japan has been undergoing social change at an astonishing and accelerating rate in the latter part of the 20th c. and the beginning of the 21st c. How one might interpret the meaning of this poster is probably open to very considerable disagreement and argument, but the mere fact of its existence will be disquieting to many persons.
This image shows the poster that was produced during the restoration of the five-story pagoda, which had been damaged by a typhoon in 1998.
This poster was photographed in front of a post office in Japan in 1998. The red triangular motif in the lower left is the logo for the "Peace People Japan." The interesting aspect, of course, is the depiction of a young woman, dressed in uniform, with wrenches in hand as she approaches a helicoptor. While much of Japan remains bound by tradition and roles defined by tradition, there is also far reaching social change occurring, with redefinitions of gender roles, etc.
Whatever Chairman Mao tells me to do, I shall do--Learn from Chairman Mao's works like Comrade Wang Jie. Illustration shows Wang Jie, a model PLA soldier who was used to promote the cult of Chairman Mao in the early 1960s, amidst grinning workers and peasants.
The guru of this temple, a digambara monk, is shown on this poster with the broom he uses to brush small animals and insects from his path in order not to harm any living being.