The Gods of Traffic Safety

Gods of Traffic Safety

These driving deities have guarded over this stretch of Highway 1 ever since (and no doubt long before) I’ve been coming to Osaka. The signs read:

Traffic Safety
A steering wheel held with a Buddha heart will have no accidents.
Let’s wear our seatbelts.

The God of driving is wearing Bermuda shorts (or the ancient Japanese equivalent). He looks really angry, and his Goddess companion is about to whack him (maybe relieve his neck ache?), but I hope they arrive safely, wherever they’re going.

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About July McAtee

American gal turned Japanese "salaryman" for a while. I'm blogging my experiences as my daughter and I move from Silicon Valley to Japan and beyond.
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4 Responses to The Gods of Traffic Safety

  1. Bill McAtee says:

    Or Karate chop about to drop! Or simply steady the course. . . UB

  2. eAnt says:

    As the official “Dr. Safety/Mr. Paranoid” of my family, I approve! Whatever it takes to get people to put on seatbelts works for me.

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