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January 4, 2007 12:03 AM

Broken: Harajuku station sign

Nosmokingh_1 (Just for fun...) Dominick Washburn submits a picture taken in Tokyo, Japan: it appears that smoking giant, human-sized cigarettes isn't allowed in Tokyo's Harajuku station.



Posted by: vulcanlogic7 at January 4, 2007 12:21 AM

No okonomiyaki!

Posted by: klew at January 4, 2007 12:24 AM

It also appears that lefties could be allowed to smoke human-sized cigarettes, as only right-handed smoking of those human-sized cigarettes is explicitly prohibited.

Posted by: Cafemusique at January 4, 2007 08:28 AM

Cafemusique: Lefties are prohibited too, but only with their backs turned to the sign.

Posted by: Andrew Tonkin at January 4, 2007 02:59 PM

Hehe, that's a good one...

I wonder what the sign for not smoking Large "Cigars" looks like.. haha

Posted by: Keith L. Dick at January 5, 2007 05:27 PM

No Smorking :)

Posted by: Cameron at January 6, 2007 09:59 AM

Oh come on now. Obviously, it means No Flaming Samurai Swords.

Posted by: rstevenson at January 10, 2007 02:36 PM

I think it is also hard if you do not know all the kanji used (I do not understand any of the kanji on this sign), the only kana in the sign is "ruuru" (and is the only part of the text that I can understand). They could use furigana for easier. (I still don't know a lot of Japanese words though, but Japanese people can!)

Still, the cigarette in the picture is big, why not use the same No-smoking sign use everywhere else?

Posted by: zzo38 at January 28, 2007 03:29 AM

I can read Japanese! The sign says "Cigarette holders are pretentious."

Posted by: interlard at February 4, 2007 03:32 PM

You are all silly!

It means "This is not a shooting range!"


Posted by: zzo38 at February 11, 2007 03:20 AM

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