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Mystery sign

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This sign, near TokyoFM in Hanzomon, is a puzzle as no one seems quite sure what it is they are supposed to refrain from doing.

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It's obvious: No Safety Dance.

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no bodybuilders

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Do Not Walk Like an Egyptian

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oh Mark Mark....You beat me. It is the first thing that came to my mind and you took it.

Uh... I now have to offer these shrivelled contributions.

No vogue.

No San Francisco waves.

No Hokey Pokey.

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Seriously though... near a radio station. No shouting? No gawking or autograph seeking?

I still can't believe that this was posted almost two hours ago and Mr. McCracken beats me to the most obvious greatest punchline EVAR!!

If you do not know the safety dance, don't worry. Everything's under control. Here it is... little people and all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcOZ6xFxJqg

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Does anyone know the real meaning?

No back scratching?

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Do not dance so wildly that your head floats away from your body.

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Please do not let your child(ren) drive your vehicle.

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No invisible box mime

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I was going to say no para para, but, yeah... safety dance it is.

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There's no lettering on the sign?

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looks like "no angry drinking".

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No muscle flexing.

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no break dancing - the hoods often practice there

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I pass by that area often and while I never noticed that particular sign I'm willing to bet it means "no joggers." They are all over the place, and there are parts of the sidewalk not wide enough to accommodate them.

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No shouting

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No monkey impressions?

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Refrain from signing Go West??

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No sorry got it. Refrain to lift and bend your right arm at the same time as lowering and bending your left arm.

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Don't move the sign? Because 'it' seems to resemble someone that is moving one thing under its arm and one thing on it's shoulder (there seems to be a red cross sign below also).. bit far fetched though (especially considering it is in Japan where people do not move or touch someone else's property like that I believe).. Uhmm.. what else.. Don't pound on the glass.. Do not stab (thinking of The Shining). Don't boast (imagine a body boulder when showing off his muscles, 'it' makes the almost the same pose)... I quite now before my imagination runs too wild

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No posing for tough guy pictures

No scrubbing your back with a exfoliating towel

No pre-exercise stretching allowed - at any time
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Don't swing your arms wildly while running in an emergency?

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Animals only. No people allowed.

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Ahhhh. I've got it: Hakujin Kinshi!

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Looks like there is a red cross under the photo. Perhaps it is a "No Dieing" area.

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No patting head while rubbing belly.

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It means "Do not fly into a rage" c.c;. People get angry and violent more during the summer, it seems.

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There is something printed below it why did JT crop the image?

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No ghosts.

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There is something printed below it why did JT crop the image?

So we could play this game

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No Arsenio Hall

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people with no necks not welcome

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I'm going with No Dancing White Guys.

Taka

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No jerks.

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No ghetto blaster, no service.

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No carrying beer kegs on your shoulder or under your arm!

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Or don't walk around like this in the area.

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It got it..! I am behind a crossed red circle, in front of blue rectangle. This is my head and this is my waist..

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No Dart Throwing Allowed.

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MeanRingo - Good one.

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no bathing

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Don't pee while holding your mobile in the other hand!

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no looking in the mirror, dancing, loitering hmm I seem to do a lot of the latter.

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No Macarena....it's dead

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"Whatever you imagine, it is forbidden"

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what, a psychological test? hmm...no scratching one's back with a towel after shower(??)

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No Mimes.

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DO NOT steal second base on next pitch.

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Keep both hands on the massive steering wheel.

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Dont multitask...i.e. no picking your ear while urinating.

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No sign language with space aliens without a permit.

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No flexing

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come on, people! it's so obvious the sign says "no beating your belly like a drum." You know, tanuki style.

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From the perspective of the drunk, it means "No sleeping on the sidewalk"

From the perspective of the employer, it means "no goofing off"

From the perspective of the fisherman, it means "do not mash your bait"

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come on, people! it's so obvious the sign says "no beating your belly like a drum." You know, tanuki style.

Isn't that supposed to be the scrotum, not the belly?

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Hey, Japan Today, when do we get the answer?

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honen - I was trying to be family friendly, but yes, that's the idea. In either case, don't beat it like a drum. Cause, you know, the sign says so.

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I though it was no rubbing your head and stomach at the same time.

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smatacus - The answer is whatever you make it.

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No "sexy pose" in this area.

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It means don't get angry near here.

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No Dancing. I've danced with guys who were doing weird things with their arms. Kinda fun, actually ....

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no ban zai salutes???

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No "elbowing" as in when conditions are crowded. In other words no pushing and shoving.

Editor: Readers, the answer is "No entrance."

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Please do not let your child(ren) drive your vehicle.

LOL!

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Uh oh, at first sight, I thought it's a 'No dancing here' sign.

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It means no saluting Veterans.

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Editor: Readers, the answer is "No entrance."

It looks like 'no back washing' :-D

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no backwashing, lol! Indeed

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おどるのはきんしです! Dancing's prohibited in this area!

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