Browsing: Culture & Custom

Life Kaguya-sama: Love Is War
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Why do Japanese women wear watches on the inside of their wrist?

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.

Geography Hyouka, cherry blossom, 桜
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Do You Know National Flowers of Japan? Cherry Blossom and What is the Other One?

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.

Life Emiya-san Chi no Kyou no Gohan, Japanese Grilled Fish
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How can We eat Japanese Grilled Fish Gracefully?

Although Japanese love meat-actually people are quite inclined to meat than fish-Japanese traditional food culture is invariably based on fish. As simplicity is always the main idea of Japanese culture, fish as well is to be prepared simply; grilled, poached or steamed using simple seasonings-hardly fried, thus Japanese food is considered healthy.

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