Don’t You Blashpheme In Here!

I’ve gotten away from posting Japan pictures, but here’s what may be my favorite warning sign ever:


In case you have trouble reading the text in the image:

Stranger whosoever thou art and whatsoever be thy creed, when thou enterest this sanctuary remember thou treadest upon ground hallowed by the worship of ages.

This is the Temple of BHUDDA [sic] and the gate of the Eternal and should therefore be entered with reverence.

I think that’s fantastic.

Of course, the tourist shop selling the glow-in-the-dark Buddha keychains was about fifty feet away. Outside the gate, though– I guess you take what reverence you can get.