04 January, 2014

Photo Answer #45

Here is the photo I gave you a week ago.

Georgia and John guessed this (on Facebook): 
Three Nines = San Kyuu = Thank You. As John said, an expression of gratitude to the patrons.

The answer is below (photo taken of the directory). If you can read it! Third from the top: "Suriinain". Which is indeed "Three nine". 

Three = san in Japanese and Nine = q. Therefore "san q" which is the Japanese accented "Thank you".

I wonder how many Japanese people actually connect the name of the shop to the English "Thank you" though?

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