A Bad Monday Morning…

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I saw this on my way to work this morning.
What a way to start the week…

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2 Responses to “A Bad Monday Morning…”

  1. Tamanegi Says:

    Not lucky…

    Is there really a place called “eight virgins” as on the sign?

  2. Sylvain Says:

    >Tamanegi

    Yes, there is a big section of Sendai called 八乙女, and even a subway station. However, it should be understood as “Eight Young Girls” rather than “Eight Virgins”. In classic Japanese literature, it used to mean “maiden”, and by extension, “virgin”. But nowadays maidens are not virgins anymore, and in daily conversation 乙女 (sometimes also written 少女) simply means young girl.