Concrete Fish Heads with Wood
On the streets of Koenji is a strange sight – dozens of concrete fish heads poking out of the footpaths. Complementing the scene in a bizarrely never-to-be-seen-in-nature combination are dozens of fake wooden tree stumps.
The purpose of these fish heads isn’t entirely clear. Their eyes are made from headlight-reflective material, but the heads are situated in the middle of the footpath, in many cases behind the tree stumps which line the edge of the road.
In England such things in the middle of the road are known as “cat’s eyes”. These “fish eyes” in the footpath presumably act as warnings for cyclists with headlights. However the only obstacle cyclists need be warned about are the fish heads themselves!
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