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This unusual sign is near the Herbis Osaka building in Umeda, Osaka. But what does it mean?

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It's The Residents!

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Weightlifting Lulu!

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Waiter's entrance

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Elegant Villains.

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Jazz singers?

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Downcast cyclops only

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I was there on Sunday. Didn't notice the sign, though.

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Usually EV means elevator here I though...

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Service elevator. A bit racist though...

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EV Go Home?

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The dictionary lists "EL" and "ELV" as abbreviations, but Japan has to ignore dictionaries and do it their own way! It's not an Ele Vator. It's an E-Levator.

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I’d say electric vehicle charging point but the illustration doesn’t fit unless you’re meant to hang out with other guys while the car is getting charged???

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Barbershop quartet gathering point? But there’s only three of them and what’s the EV?

I don’t think I’ll sleep tonight.....

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I need to know the answer!

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EV on a curb?  Electric Vehicle charging station with 3 people in tux . . . maybe Level 3 Electric Vehicle charging station?

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I think  KAMASAMI KONG and Japan Today need to do a little research to find the answer. Some might refer to this as reporting the news...

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The Herbis Plaza Ent Building houses the 1200-seat Osaka Shiki Theatre on the 7th floor. I'm guessing this sign directs performers to a special entrance so they can take an elevator directly to the backstage area.

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Too easy! Electric Vehicle charging restricted to just "The Three Tenors"... they didn't update the sign after Pavarotti passed away.

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Three men singing, possibly jazz.

Sign to a karaoke place?

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To be honest, I thought it was a sign prohibiting staring at... certain things, in a restroom. Then I realised how dumb I was. Does kind of look like an elevator sign, though I don't normally see people whistling or singing in them.

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It means the figure in the middle has small chin chin and they are all looking at it!

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