Japanese Ads

Some recent photos of some Japanese Ads I have seen around Tokyo, billboards, signs, etc.
PingMag (tokyo based Art and design site) has a great article on the top 10 ad tricks in Japan here.

This is the latest in a series of Ads put on by Tokyo metro.  You can see all the ads here.  They are cute and I think they are very effective to ad humour and the illustration is easy to understand.

Please do it in the yard. �でやろう。 Tokyo Metro's Manner posters will continue until March 2009.

Please do it in the yard. 庭でやろう。 Tokyo Metro's Manner Poster campaign will continue until March 2009.

Next we havean ad for Softbank‘s new PANTONE phone line.  #3 mobile phone company in Japan in terms of subscribers).  I use AU!

SoftBank Mobile train platform ad.  Pantone color series phones.

SoftBank Mobile train platform ad. Pantone color series phones.

Fanta is a soda.  They mixed jello type crap with their soda and sold it in these giant cans.  I heard it takes 37 salary man to drink a can. Limited edition, get yours fast.   Oh and this truck looked ridiculous driving around.

Fanta Ad truck with giant fanta cans.  They cost 600,000 yen.

Fanta Ad truck with giant fanta cans. They cost 600,000 yen.

This next one taken in Nagoya.

Crying train ad. She is crying apparently because she wants a Fanta drink. In fact she wants a wide view on the train, so she can show off her giant can of fanta

"take me on the wide view train!" So she can show off her giant can of fanta

This ad for Nikkei Shinbun.  Japan’s economic newspaper.

Hot chick wants me to buy a newspaper. "knowing, and understanding, just got more of it"

Hot chick wants me to buy a newspaper.

Next, we have the ubiquitous Kenji Sakaguchi (seems like this guy is in every other commercial), promoting Roots new Mr. Farmer canned coffee.  All these ads have some ironic humor in them.  Good study material.
This coffee claims to us 170% of the required beans to make a regular canned coffee.  Is that good?

Roots canned Coffee Train platform ad.  This is Kenji Sakaguchi saying "there was a memo 'please call him back' but with no name!"

Roots canned Coffee Train platform ad. This is Kenji Sakaguchi saying "There was no name left on the memo 'please call back'..."

Kirin Beer has a new beer called “smooth”.  Eita’s site can be seen.

Kirin Beer train platform Ad.  The dude is EITA.  瑛太

Kirin Beer train platform Ad. The dude is EITA. 瑛太

Another Roots canned coffee ad, this time in collaboration with the famous Japanese manga, One Piece.
In the train…
One Piece collaboration ad for Roots Aroma Canned Coffee.

One Piece manga collaboration ad for Roots Aroma Canned Coffee.

Not in the train, but outside a station.

Dont skate, dont rollerblade. Sign and blue sky.

Dont skate, dont rollerblade. Sign and blue sky.

Last this dude’s shoes are great!  The best type of ad is saying it bluntly!
"Mother Fucking Mountaineer" shoes.   Straight and to the point.
“Mother Fucking Mountaineer”  straight and to the point.
Other news:
I was teaching in Harajuku on Thursday, then rushed to meet a friend abram. Abram runs the blog “yo! Japan” .  Then had another lesson in Daitabashi.
I am headed to the Tsuchiura Fireworks this Saturday.  Firework enthusiasts watch as more than 100,000 fireworks go off in a grand spectacle!   Most of next years fireworks will be on display.  The buyers and festival organizers get a first hand look at what will be available next year.   Leaving from Ueno station at 2pm on Saturday if you want to join!!

~ by gabuchan on October 3, 2008.

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