A sake shop in Takayama City, Gifu prefecture. The two round balls hanging under the eaves are called sugitama/sugidama 杉玉, meaning cedar balls. They signal that newly brewed sake is available (in the case of the fresh, green colored globe) and that the sake has matured (in the case of the older browned globe).
In Fukui prefecture, a hand-painted map of the all the households in the community stands at the traffic light. The family name of each household is written on the dark outline of their home. Businesses and the link are also noted.