Tag: japanese culture
Do Japanese People Say Sorry Too Much?
Something I am often asked is “Why Japanese people apologise so much?” Do they? Before criticising it, we need to see the Japanese society to see where this comes from.
3rd of February is Setsubun in Japan
The 3rd of February is Setsubun in Japan. Evil masks and dried soy beans are sold in many supermarkets. There are three things people do on this day for good luck.
How does a cat say in Japanese?
Do you know how does a cat say in Japanese? It’s nyaa nyaa but it wasn’t always in this way.
Is Ehomaki good for the environment?
It´s been a while since Ehomaki has become another part of Setsubun in Japan. Despite of sushi industry´s promotion, people are still quite not used to it. And this year, the mass of leftover sushi rolls caught Japanese citizen´s attention.
11th November is Origami Day in Japan
11th of November in Japan is Origami Day. This traditional paper craft has an old history and it´s something Japanese children learn people around them as they grow. So why it´s Origami Day?
Is Japanese confusing to you?
After a while you learn Japanese, you feel stuck. You also feel you haven´t actually learn anything. If you do, you are not the only one. Japanese can be confusing and vague.
History of Yakuza
Yakuza is now a universal word and known as a Japanese mafia. But where they come from? How they started? Here is a little bit of history of Yakuza.