Katakana Japanese Reading Practice #30: Dance Studio’s Sign

Old Kyoto Japan dance studio's sign in katakana Japanese alphabet

ダンス スタジオ

If you’re learning katakana, try reading this sign.It caught my eye because of the colors and graphics, which might help you to decipher the meaning.  Then again, the more I look at the two figures above the words, it looks like a barroom brawl or a shootout!  So it might be best to focus on the pair on the bottom………

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool on the text I’ve transcribed just below the photo if you need help. Rikaichan won’t help with most personal names,  but this one, which serves as the name of the business, is also written in the Roman alphabet on the sign.

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Originally posted 2012-08-21 23:29:06.

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