As with anime, where high school students play the leading role, it is not uncommon for teens to stay alone until their parents return home, but the percentage of high school students living alone is small. Here, the truth is clarified based on Japanese statistics.
“磨穿鉄硯” (Masen Tekken) “磨穿鉄硯” (Masen Tekken) means to study hard enough to make a hole in an ink stone (stationery made of stone used to grind sumi with water) made of iron by grinding it down. This means not changing your activities until you achieve it with a strong will or studying hard without taking a break. It is a four-character idiom that is rarely used. “Black Bullet” is a dark S/F anime depicting the battle of humans living in a huge wall “monolith” to protect themselves from attacks by viral parasites. This kanji is placed in the president’s office of a private security company. Kisara Tendou, the president and […]
Survey Report on Japanese Bath Manners Considered from Anime Bathing Scenes Introduction It is no longer necessary to explain that the Japanese love bathing. Anime shows often feature characters enjoying a bath. The fact that characters are bathed in the same bathtub in public bathhouses and hot springs shows that there is a certain degree of trust between them. However, I suggest that there is an important focus here (Of course, it is not a naked girl.). In Japan, there are some bath manners to follow when taking a bath. It is almost the same at home baths, public bathhouses, and hot springs. Not only in the bath, […]
A certain number of Japanese women wear their wrist watches on the inside of the wrist. Have you ever questioned this gesture? They do it because of historical and lifestyle reasons. This article is going to explain the background of how this gesture was created, factor by factor.
You will have seen the symbol of “Aiai-gasa” in Japanese animation and manga. You already know that this mark implies the mam and woman are already or almost in a romantic relationship. Do you know that there are 7 patterns in “Aiai-gasa”?
Japanese kimono is very unique and beautiful. Many of you might want to wear kimono. Do you know the difference between kimono and yukata? Yukata is an informal kind of kimono. Since the shape of kimono and yukata is almost same, many foreigners can’t tell the difference.
As many of you know, the national flower of Japan is “桜” (さくら, Sakura), cherry blossom. But do you know that there’s another one? “菊” (きく, Kiku), chrysanthemum is also Japan’s national flower.
Cherry blossom and chrysanthemum have different meanings and roles as national flower. Cherry blossom is symbol of Japanese culture. On the other hand, chrysanthemum is symbol of the emperor of Japan and the imperial family. They’ve used the image of chrysanthemum as the imperial crest for a long time.