While waiting at the entrance of the Doshisha University I made this picture.
not very elegant figure with a huge cigarette. When the person I was waiting for arrived, he told me it was a sign for not smoking while walking (and standing) in this area. That was the meaning of the strange combination of the pictogram of a person in a very strange position and the big cigarette.
Later that day I saw the same kind of sign at the entrance of the Otani University.
On this sign the figure was more self confident, the smoke more elegant and both more in proportion.
He/she emerges from the background, the red line diagonal to the other side.
Made by someone who wanted to make fun out of this prohibition?