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25 strange facts about Japan

Information about Japanese culture, traditions and customs which can shock us.

1. The strongest swear words in Japanese is comparable to our words “fool” or “idiot”. The degree of insult depends on intonation and volume, which had uttered these words.

2. In the Japanese language uses three scripts: kanji (Chinese characters), Hiragana (the system for writing Japanese words phonetically) and Katakana (a system for writing foreign words phonetically).

3. The Japanese language includes several levels of politeness: conversational, respectful, polite and very courteous. Most women communicates using respectful forms of speech, and men – spoken.

4. In Japanese, the months have no names, instead they are marked with serial numbers. For example, September is “kugatsu”, which means “ninth month”.

5. In Japan specifically relate to pornography. It is sold here at every step. In each store on a rack with the press is bound to have a shelf with hentai. And in large bookstores have pornography removed entire floors.

6. The age of consent in Japan is 13. This means that from this age for voluntary sex is not considered rape.

7. Thus in Japan one of the lowest percentages of rape in the world. Probably, this indicator benefits Continue reading

What to bring from Japan.

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Japan – this delightful mysterious country, striking the mysterious uniqueness of their culture and a huge variety of interesting things that reflect the color of the state.

In Japan presents such a large selection of original Souvenirs that every tourist is sure to have wondered what to choose as a gift for loved ones. To take something as a memory is also very important, so it is best to prepare in advance a list of what I would like to buy in this stunning Eastern country.

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Fan

Fans in Japan are so popular that you cannot leave the country without buying a single fan yourself or anyone close to you. They can be flat ( uchiwa ) or foldable ( OIG ). Also give them sometimes on the street for promotional purposes. You can buy them almost everywhere and at low prices.

Tanuki figurines

Netsuke

Netsuke – this miniature figures, often depicting people, gods and animals. You can use them as keyrings. Buy netsuke in every gift shop.

Maneki-neko

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How it is accepted to celebrate the New year in Japan

New year in Japan is called O-segatsu . This is the most favorite and bright holiday and new year’s holidays, lasting from 28 December to 4 January, are days of rest for everyone. Stops at this time practically all of business life in the country. There were times when O-segatsu celebrated according to the lunar calendar, but since the late 19th century the Japanese started to celebrate this holiday according to the generally accepted Gregorian calendar.

Japan is a country rich in diverse, interesting customs and traditions. In celebration of the New year it is very noticeable. Preparing for the holiday before its occurrence. On the streets of Japanese cities are many Christmas fairs, selling everything from Souvenirs and clothing to ritual objects. For Example, Hamami. This blunt arrows with white feathers that protect the house from harm and evil forces. Or Takarabune. Are the ships with rice and other “treasures” on which are seated seven gods of fortune. Very popular talisman for good luck — Canada (translated as “bear’s paw”). It reminds made of a bamboo rake. This thing is supposed to “rake” happiness. With every purchase of the stores visitors are handed a gift in the traditional figure of the animal – symbol of the coming year.

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