When you’re riding the train home from your Japanese idol concert, sometimes your wota heart just can’t stop. When you feel the need to let loose and dance in the train station with your neon lights, please remember that’s it is now looked down upon!
What is so harmful about dancing in the subway? It seems that it is not the dancing that is dangerous, but rather the special neon lights that are very common when performing rituals of wotagei.
If someone is dancing on the platform with bright lights, it can be easily mistaken for train traffic lights that are used during emergency stops.
Japan rail provides an explanation of the issue, with these colorful illustrations!
“Pen lights, and such, when seen from the platform….”
“… can be easily mistaken for emergency break lights.”
“Which will cause the trains to stop suddenly”
“So please refrain from swinging your pen lights on the platform”
You will probably have to showcase your wotagei abilities another time!
I’m writing about useless and stupid things a lot, and I like to laugh. My policy is 一期一会。It means treasure your meeting with everyone!