Tezuka Osamu’s beloved robot Astro Boy, better known in Japan as Atomu, is using his mighty powers to direct traffic. In an attempt to promote their robotic industries and rebrand as “Robot Town,” the district of Sagami in Kanagawa prefecture has created a pedestrian traffic light in the likeness of Astro Boy. By simply swapping out the generic human figure with the recognizable robotic role model, government officials managed to put a fun twist on the ubiquitous crossing light.
The city even turned it into a scavenger hunt by intentionally hiding the location and encouraging residents and visitors to try and find the Astro Boy traffic light. The location has already been leaked thanks to a newspaper that mistakenly revealed the location in their headline. Here is a Google Map link to the location (spoiler alert, obviously).