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Trip Culture

What is "Omiyage"? Japan's Souvenir Giving Culture

2018/02/06    ,

What is Omiyage? It is Japanese Gift Giving Culture! Most of you may buy souvenirs when you take a trip away from home, so do the Japanese. However, what you call “souvenir” is not equal to what Japanese people call “souvenir”- It's "Omiyage"(お土産)in Japanese. So, what is “Omiyage” and what makes it a distinctive aspect of Japanese culture? What are the differences between souvenir and omiyage? Let's learn Japanese curious "omiyage culture" and see best omiyage ideas from popular sightseeing areas- Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hokkaido, and Fukuoka. What is the definition of omiyage? As those who have come to Japan ...

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Culture

9 Traditional Japanese Masks and their Meanings

2018/01/28    , , ,

Traditional Japanese Masks-History, Types and Meaning The Japanese people today are known to wear surgical masks in public for the protection of disease or for the feeling of privacy. As well as a modern type of masks, traditional masks have been playing an important role in the Japanese society. Traditional Japanese masks are either archetypes borrowed from myths and gods or representing emotions, and they have been used in Shinto shrine festivals, rituals, and traditional drama called Noh. Some of them are quite popular Japanese masks that you can still see today. History of Japanese Masks Masks were originally used ...

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Culture

25 Japanese Curious Culture Facts; Introduction to Japanese Culture

2018/01/21    , ,

Curious about Facts about Japanese culture? Japanese culture is often referred to “unique” and “distinct” from other parts of the world, especially western countries. There are habits, customs, traditions, and ways of thinking observed only in Japan, which catch many people’s interests. Japan is a country surrounded by the ocean, and not many contacts with other countries enabled Japan to develop cultures inside the country, which made Japanese culture distinct. Here we introduce 25 curious facts about Japanese culture which you may have not known. 1.Four different writing systems Japanese language has four different writing systems: hiragana, katakana, kanji, and ...

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Fashion Culture

8 Different Types of Japanese School Uniform: Unique History and Design

Let's learn about Japanese Seifuku (School Uniform)! Japanese school uniform is known for its fashionable appearance. Most schools in Japan have their uniforms, and the design varies depending on the school. For Japanese students, school uniform is not only for showing which school a person belongs to. It has become one of the fashion items due to the change of school uniform designs and fashion trends. Many Japanese school girls add accessories to their uniform to express their originality. Now, you will see how Japanese school uniform has been developed and changed over time, and how Japanese students enjoy their ...

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Culture

Hinamatsuri - Japanese Dolls Festival for Girls

2017/12/27    , ,

Traditional Japanese Doll Festivel "Hinamatsuri" Hinamatsuri is one of the annual events in Japan taken place on March 3rd, which has a long history back in as early as 10th century. As Hinamatsuri is also referred to Girl's day, families pray for the good fortune, health, and growth of the girls. Here you will enjoy the traditional custom of Japan with the exploration of the origin, practices, and food of Hinamatsuri. What is Hinamatsuri? Hinamatsuri, also called Doll festival or Girl's festival is a festival when people pray for health, growth, and happiness of girls. It takes place on March ...

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