” Supervise children around fire (Astro Boy/Uran) ” (above)
Important issues like maintaining safe handling habits while using fire is what everyone must consider. Awareness could be brought about in numerous ways, but how about translating those instructions into pictorial formats that create instant impressions on one’s mind?
Composed by Osamu Tezuka, this collection of posters portray his “manga” characters promoting messages related to fire handling . These posters were shown “at a disaster prevention exhibit at the Shinjuku Keio department store in March/April 1979“.
“Always maintain adequate ventilation (Kimba the White Lion)” (above)
“Keep your home neat (Phoenix)” (above)
“Don’t be scatterbrained (Pinoko)” (above)
“Plan at least two escape routes (Unico)” (above)
“Be alert for irregularities (Black Jack)” (above)
“Can you use a fire extinguisher? (Higeoyaji)” (above)
“Provide safe rooms for children and the elderly (Son-goku the Monkey)” (above)
“ Don’t become complacent with fire (The Three-Eyed One) “(above)
” Conduct regular fire safety checks (Princess Knight)” (above)