In the same basic spirit as yesterday’s knit cephalopod picture, here’s a sign from Takayama that we really liked:


I’m not sure exactly why the octopus has punched the fish to the moon, Ralph Kramden style, but Kate and I got a kick out of it.

I’m also not sure what it says– something to do with octopus (the first two characters of the top like are “ta ko” which is “octopus” in Japanese), and the first character of the third line generally means “big,” but beyond that it’s a mystery to me.