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Japan’s Octopus Playground Slides


Weird anthropomorphic, gaudily painted concrete octopus slides lurk within hundreds of Japanese playgrounds, silently traumatising generations of kids. These playground octopi climbing frame/slide installations are so common and have been around for so long, it’s really no surprise Japanese parents are nonplussed by their ominous presence — doubtless they played on the very same structures when they were kids — via Urbanist

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