Saturday, April 2, 2011

Osaka, lately.

The famous Glico Man advert on Dotonbori Bridge, which is one of the landmarks of Osaka, has been looking different. Usually it's all bright and lit up at night, along with other surrounding neon adverts, but since the earthquake happened, it has been turned off. In fact, most shops, especially convenience stores such as 7-Eleven and Family Mart, are not lighting up their signs anymore. I thought the power lines were related to those in Tokyo and north, but apparently Kansai has a seperate system, so I assume it's mostly for support. Anyone can confirm or enlighten me about that?

{Glico Man advert, pre-earthquake}

{Toned down version of Dotonbori since March 11}

1 comment:

Rosemary Brennan said...

No idea if they're doing in support, but what a wonderful gesture if they are! :)