Shoshinsha Mark 初心者マーク

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This is known as a shoshinsha mark, which are normally stuck on cars, it is basically a giant magnet. When I was in Japan I saw them everywhere, at first I though it was some fan club, or something to do with fishing. Because I encountered this symbol many times while playing ameba pigg. I also wanted to ask my host mother, but I didn’t know how to describe it in Japanese(^^;)

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That was until PDSさん(Dante) was learning to drive. At he said the name of this item. They are mandatory to have on your car after you obtain your license for a period of 1 year, to alert drivers that you are new on the road. There is also another mark called a ‘Koreisha Mark’ for the elderly.

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Shoshinsha can be used to mean beginner of anything, not just driving. For example it might be your first playing FFXIV online, so you follow this mark to a guide for beginners.

They also make for a cool case badge!!

  • おはし

    初心者マーク持ってたよ。笑
    そういえば、親がオーストラリアの人(メルボルン)と再婚したよ~!!

    • 初心者マークかっこいいよね!(^q^)
      マジ?!すごいね。オーストラリアで出会った?

      • おはし

        Facebook!!笑 すごいよねー

        パソコンに「よっしゃあ」って書いてあるね

        • なんか、うれしい(^^)
          そうだね。色んなシールが集まった。