Vintage Tokyo Subway Manner Poster GalleryS

The three annoying train monsters poster from October 1982 pays homage to Transformers and shows Nesshii, the sleeping monster; Asshii, the leg-crossing monster; and Shinbunshii, the newspaper-reading monster.

Vintage Tokyo Subway Manner Poster GalleryS

Don't throw chewing gum on the platform poster from September 1976. You wouldn't want this to happen to Superman, would you?

Vintage Tokyo Subway Manner Poster GalleryS

Inspired by Charlie Chaplin's "The Great Dictator," the Seat Monopolizer from July 1976 reminds passengers not to take up more space than necessary.

Vintage Tokyo Subway Manner Poster GalleryS

The "Journey to the West" monkey tells passengers not to smoke during non-smoking hours, from October 1980.

Vintage Tokyo Subway Manner Poster GalleryS

The Space Invader poster from March 1979 (inspired by the arcade game) illustrates what a pain it is when passengers read newspapers in a way that invades others' space.

Vintage Tokyo Subway Manner Poster GalleryS

The Shimatta poster from March 1977 is a notice for the ladies—don't get your purse caught in the train doors.

Vintage Tokyo Subway Manner Poster GalleryS

This nun instructs passengers not to not rush onto the train at the last second in April 1979.

Vintage Tokyo Subway Manner Poster GalleryS

Superman reminds you to clearly show your train pass to the station attendant, September 1976.

Vintage Tokyo Subway Manner Poster GalleryS

Astro Boy returns a forgotten hat and umbrella to his creator Osamu Tezuka in the Humans Are Forgetful poster from February 1976.