Kanji Reading Practice #39 - Park Signs 夜間楽器演奏禁止

You've seen a part of this sign before, in Kanji Reading Practice #7. You will see many signs similar to this at parks in Japan, especially in the rural areas.

We all have hobbies, and sometimes we don't have anywhere to practice those hobbies. Especially if you live in an apartment building, or mansion, in Japan. The walls are often paper thin, you can sometimes here the neighbors talking at a reasonable level (not yelling). Well, the apartments are small so there is often family around also. So, some people like to go outside to practice their hobbies. But alas, people don't want you making a whole bunch of noise in the park, especially at night.

Kanji Reading Practice #39 - Park Signs 夜間楽器演奏禁止 has kanji from WaniKani levels 38 and below. See down below the photo for the explanations of the kanji readings and meanings if you don't already know them. Hopefully you do already know them. This is for practice and an opportunity to see the kanji over and over again for memory. I did not include any of the kanji at the bottom of the sign, as that is mostly prefecture/city and government office information.

The Kanji:

夜    間    楽    器    演    奏    禁    止


The Kanji Readings (this usage) and Meanings:

夜 (ヤ) – night; evening

間 (カン) – space (between); interval; gap

楽 (ガク) – music; comfort; ease

器 (キ) – instrument; vessel; container

演 (エン) – performance; act; play

奏 (ソウ) – play music

禁 (キン) – prohibition; ban; forbid

止 (シ) – stop; halt

静 (しず) – quiet

The Words:

夜間 (やかん) – nighttime; in the night; during the night

楽器 (がっき) – musical instrument

演奏 (えんそう) – musical performance

禁止 (きんし) – prohibited

The Meaning:

夜間楽器演奏禁止 – Playing musical instruments at night is prohibited.

No playing musical instruments at night.