Photo of a homeless man's homemade shelter in a Tokyo park


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/02/27/photo-of-a-homeless-mans-hom.html


#2

Nice digs.


#3

@frauenfelder the sign is just a “do not enter” park sign


#4

“Homemade” eh?


#5

I think it says “stand up, enter, stop.”


#6

I think it’s 立⼊禁⽌, which Google unhelpfully translates as “standstill”. The third character (assuming I’m reading it right) would be “prohibit”; the 禁⽌ pair means “a prohibition”. So, like @Israel_B says, “Do not enter”.


#7

It’s means “entrance is prohibited” aka No Trespassing.


#8

Also, boom, vice documentary about the ojisan that lives there.


#9

was just about to post this. pretty cool mini documentary isn’t it?


#10

That uncle is like a patron saint to hobos. Maybe a reborn fox.


#11

I haven’t been to Japan, but my Japanese friends and relations already primed me for this kind of cultural difference.

If I had the money and the time, I would really like to travel these islands for a month or two, just to be wowed, and then return to my world being culturally enriched and without any comprehension. :smiley:


#12

tachi iri kin shi


#13

What I came here to say.
“Homeless man’s homemade shelter.”
He made it where…? At home, you say?


#14

What does the sign say? I can understand three of the four kanji characters: “stand up” “enter” “???”

It says “Speak, friend, and enter.”


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