I really thought that the U.S. was the most litigious country in the world, but this deck of playing cards has convinced me otherwise.
This is an extra card that came with a deck of plastic Angel brand playing cards that we bought in Okinawa to while away the non-beach hours. In its entirety, it reads:
Before you begin playing with these cards, be sure to read this.
– Please do not use these cards for anything besides playing with the cards themselves.
– Please do not throw the cards, or engage in any other reckless play with them. They will cause injury if they hit the eyes or body.
I checked with a trusted Japanese friend, and she confirmed that this is not a joke. Now, I haven’t bought a deck of cards in a while, but I do believe this is an unprecedented degree of insanity.
Also, this is an especially creepy Joker:
We’re returning to New York today, much to my dismay, but I have so many Japan photos that I’ll probably keep posting about it for a bit more.