The sadness of a fake Japanese policeman?

It could be argued that most Japanese policemen have very little to do — the hunt for stolen bicycles or giving directions taking up much more of their time than anything truly important. But even that dwarfs this poor fella’s duties. A figure whose only task appears to be to stand still and look completely forlorn.

Japanese roadside fake policeman

Small Tokyo bar, big friendly smile

This fella’s bar might well be small, with an open window having to double as a service hatch of sorts for the few seats outside. But, what clearly isn’t lacking in size is his big, welcoming smile.

Tokyo bar owner smile

Not to mention his equally large, and similarly smile-inducing, drinks.

Tokyo bar owner big drinks