Source: @dembumpaku Noodle fans charmed by clever way Japanese ramen shop designates its restrooms 2021-09-15 Wed 2021-09-15 Wed It's not an uncommon thing for restaurants to use clever pictography or themed-phrasing to designated their "Men's" and "Women's" restrooms. Japanese Twitter user Katsumi Nobuto (@dembumpaku) recently stumbled upon a pun they felt compelled to share recently, however, posting a photo the two restrooms they found in a ramen shop with the caption "This is the first time I've gone to a ramen shop and been impressed by something other than the taste." Source: @dembumpaku The division of both restrooms hinges on a Japanese pun. In Japanese, the word for "noodles" is "men" (麺), and so the kanji is placed above the word "Men" on the Men's Room signboard. The Women's Room also has a pun to display it's name, combining the "men" of "noodles" (麺) with the kanji for "delicious", which is "uma" (旨). When placed together, these kanji can be read out phonetically as "ウーメン", or "women." Even among native Japanese speakers, many on Twitter originally did a double take but were amused and impressed by humorous restroom signage (found at ramen shop Odawara Tanmen in Kanagawa prefecture), as well as the playful demeanor of those who run ramen stores. ラーメン屋に行って、味以外で初めて感動したかも。 pic.twitter.com/k0dI5yg8y2— 延藤勝実(えんどうかつみ) (@dembumpaku) September 12, 2021 By - grape Japan editorial staff. Tags: Japanese / Ramen / Restrooms / Twitter grape Japan Japan Noodle fans charmed by clever way Japanese ramen shop designates its restrooms Related Article Japanese Bakery Cooks Up Adorable Corgi Butt Bread Nothing Says “I Love You” Like A Bowl Of Chocolate Ramen Adorable cat duo know exactly how to get their human to turn the heater back on Osaka’s Ramen Girls Festival Takes on Macho Noodle Culture This Cat Cafe in Japan is Straight Out of a Studio Ghibli Movie Pet Bird’s Nightly Routine Causes Stir On Japanese Twitter!