Superior Japanese Knives

Mike GristAds / Signs, Japan 7 Comments

Sometimes you just have to know where the knives be at. Sometimes you’ll be cooking a goose, and need to trim that darn bird. Othertimes you need to sew your pants up and you need a darn knife to cut a thread. Other times you just need to stick a knife in a darn tomato and carve it like a jack-o-lantern.

So when I saw this crazy ad in the Shimbashi Caretta mall tourist zone, alongside ads and directions for 100-yen stores, limousine buses, and foreign exchange spots, I knew that something had gone very right in the world.

A man on his way to a stabbing knows that preparedness is everything.

That green circle in the map is the human limbic system- if you stab right where it says ‘caretta’, you get BINGO and win a prize.

Knife shop routing- for your convenience so you save the maximum possible time on your way to a stabbing.

Knife shop behind Louis Vuitton and Bulgari- don’t tempt me, Louis!

That is all.

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  2. Why are the signs in English, Chinese and Korean, not Japanese?

    And I associate quality Japanese knives with the cooking variety, not the stabby kind as illustrated here.

    Also, isn’t there some sort of law about export of the nasty stabby kind?

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    Alice- Huzzah, thank you!

    Can Mike- It seems like the tourist people are encouraging it yeah- weird.

    Ken Y-N- Good spot on the non-Japanese signs- I suppose they’re targeting tourists only, strange since it’s not exactly a tourist hot-spot, more a business location. Stabbing knife picture- ha, bad mistake. Export- if it’s in the check-in baggage, you can take just about anything I think. I took 3 samurai swords with me to the USA and wasn’t questioned on it once.

    Mark- I committed 3 knife-crimes myself before breakfast.

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