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Red triangle sign

Postby Txkun » Thu 04.06.2006 2:25 am

Yesterday, I was asked a question about a sign that can be seen in many windows of Tokyo buildings.
Since searching on the web gave no result and this seems an interesting thing to know, I want to share this picture with you.
So... what's the purpose / meaning of that red triangle?
I think Cocosan can help us! :D

Thanks!
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RE: Red triangle sign

Postby zengargoyle » Thu 04.06.2006 3:43 am

your google-fu is lacking. the triangles are for the fire department and mean that the window can be opened from the outside. (or easily broken)

see here in the section on Fire.
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RE: Red triangle sign

Postby coco » Thu 04.06.2006 3:52 am

Yes I've fixed the answer. ( made phone call and asked fire department)
zengargoyle-san 's is correct.
But they can not say easy to break, so they say "easy to enter ( ppl must not place stuff near the window with , etc .)" .
I think not so many Japanese know what is the purpose of it.  ( I didn't know what exactly is. :p)
Anyway good to know, Thanks Txkun. :)
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RE: Red triangle sign

Postby pikctsach » Fri 04.07.2006 1:00 am

souka, omoshiroi ne, hajimete sonna koto ga kiita (初めてそんなことが聞いた)
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RE: Red triangle sign

Postby colind » Fri 04.07.2006 1:29 am

Haha yeh... I asked a few Japanese people before I found that answer. A lot just don't know the real reason those red arrows are there. But its nice to know this little bit of information about Japanase buildings. :)
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RE: Red triangle sign

Postby Txkun » Thu 04.13.2006 5:00 pm

I realized that I didn't thank you all for the interesting information (and I was told that I have this bad habit).
I'm sorry about that. :(
So...
THANKS! :D
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