Category About Japan

Geisha

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“Geisha” means “artist” in Japanese. The geisha of Japan are cultural icons who preserve the Japanese custom of putting the guest on a pedestal through their hostessing, conversational dexterity, poetry recitation skills, dance and/or music talent, and attire. Dressed in…

Japanese Weddings

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Dressed entirely in white, the bride gazes at her groom and tells him how she vows to build a life together with him based on mutual respect and understanding. The groom, dressed in black, repeats her vow, promising like she…

Japanese Holidays

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One of the most effective ways to learn more about a culture is to study its celebrations. By studying a country’s national holidays and country-wide celebrations, you learn more about what the culture values. Below is just a sample of…

Ikebana

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In the West, florists create flower arrangements that bring out patterns of color and showcase the blooms at their peak. The art has a long history and a certain amount of respect from those who enjoy flowers, but general appreciation…

Types Of Japanese Noodles

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How would your mother, who always told you to mind your manners at the dinner table, feel about you noisily slurping a bowl of noodles? If she were a Japanese chef, she’d be flattered! In Japan, noodles are everywhere you…

Japanese Television: Dorama

In the U.S., the goal of virtually every television show is to get renewed for another season. The successful shows are renewed for a total of three, five, ten or even twenty years (The Simpsons, if you’re wondering) even if,…