16.No Cars "Slow"

510 Aragon Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94402

Owner of the house in a quiet street lined with single-family housing puts up this sign. “Don’t park a car along the red painted curb as it’s illegal.” and “Don’t speed.” are intended. One wonders if the owner puts up this sign on the road in the morning and puts it away at night every day.

17.Be Responsible Clean it Up

1536 Maple Street, Redwood City, CA 94063

It is natural for a dog to have excretion during its pleasant walk. The sign suggests an owner should pick up feces as the owner’s responsibility. By inserting your hand in a plastic bag like a glove, grabbing the dog’s feces, and reversing the bag inside out from the wrist, the feces are put in the bag. People often carry plastic bags when walking a dog. If dog owners are always like that, parks and public roads will be kept clean.

18.Raising Fund

1 Mangini Way, Burlingame, CA 94010

This sign posted on a tennis court fence is of a public high school raising donations. It shows $ 150,000 (more than twenty million yen) out of the $ 250,000 target amount has been raised so far. Increasing progress of raised donations is shown in graph. The graduates who have succeeded in business and those who personally support the school seem to make donations. Some people appear to make fairly big amount of donations. In Japan, the Bellmark program raises educational funding with help from its partners and supporters. In the US, it is direct and its scale is big.


19.Surfer on the park

436 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

It’s on the wall of a grocery store parking lot not far from Half Moon Bay facing the Pacific Ocean. A large wave breaking over the whole wall and a surfer riding the big wave is painted. It is as if the sea is just there in illusion.

20.Hanging Tooth

1237 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

A huge shiny gold tooth is hanging as the sign of a bar called McTeague's Saloon. It seems to come from a novel called McTeague published at the end of the 19th century, in which a dentist had a practice on Palk Street in San Francisco. Among a variety of many signs, it is an eye-catching object.