Ubiquitous and always attention grabbing, the neon signs of Japan enliven its cities after sunset.

Lead, Asia Pacific Design Library, Adam Jefford has returned from a short stint in Japan and captured some of Japan’s neon signs in the cities he visited. From edgy Tokyo coffee shops to cut-price Osaka supermarkets, neon is alive and well in bustling commercial districts.

Bear Pond Espresso in Tokyo

Hiroshima food area

A supermarket in Osaka

Dotonbori, Osaka

 

A Kirin Beer sign in Hiroshima

 

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Image  1: Bear Pond Espresso

Image  2: Hiroshima food area

Image  3: A supermarket in Osaka

Image  4: Dotonbori, Osaka

Image 5: Kirin Beer sign video

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