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.
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.
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.
Skirts are shorter in Tokyo and other metropolitan area, and longer in Osaka and Kobe. Even in Sapporo where the winter temperature gets below zero, girls wear short skirts without changing the length, although they wear stockings.
There are no actual statistics saying that Japanese people have more percentage of people taking off their shoes when they committed suicide by jumping. One of the TV-Series showed a scene of an actor taking off his shoes before jumping so it became a known performance.
In Japan, they are called “Pocky” (ポッキー, pokki). When a narrow stick-like objects break, it is expressed as “pokkin” in Japanese onomatopoeia. Ezaki Glico, a Japanese confectionery maker, named the product “Pocky” from this sound.
In Japan, it is common to pat small children’s heads to praise them for being a good boy/girl. This is generally done from parents to their children, from relatives to children, or from older brothers/sisters to younger brothers/sisters.