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

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no backwashing, lol! Indeed

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

It looks like 'no back washing' :-D

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It means no saluting Veterans.

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

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

LOL!

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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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no ban zai salutes???

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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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It means don't get angry near here.

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No "sexy pose" in this area.

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smatacus - The answer is whatever you make it.

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

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

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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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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.

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No flexing

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No sign language with space aliens without a permit.

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

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Keep both hands on the massive steering wheel.

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DO NOT steal second base on next pitch.

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No Mimes.

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

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"Whatever you imagine, it is forbidden"

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No Macarena....it's dead

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

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no bathing

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MeanRingo - Good one.

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No Dart Throwing Allowed.

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

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

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No ghetto blaster, no service.

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No jerks.

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I'm going with No Dancing White Guys.

Taka

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people with no necks not welcome

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No Arsenio Hall

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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 ghosts.

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

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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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No patting head while rubbing belly.

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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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Ahhhh. I've got it: Hakujin Kinshi!

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Animals only. No people allowed.

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Don't swing your arms wildly while running in an emergency?

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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 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 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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Refrain from signing Go West??

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No monkey impressions?

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No shouting

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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 break dancing - the hoods often practice there

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No muscle flexing.

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looks like "no angry drinking".

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There's no lettering on the sign?

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

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No invisible box mime

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

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

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Does anyone know the real meaning?

No back scratching?

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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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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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Do Not Walk Like an Egyptian

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no bodybuilders

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It's obvious: No Safety Dance.

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