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This time, I will tell you about Japanese culture that foreigners do not know.
What kind of culture do Japanese people have?
In particular, I have summarized the parts that have taken root in the Japanese culture, focusing on what I found interesting as Japanese.
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Japanese Interesting Culture
Get naked in the hot spring.
Japanese Interesting Culture. If you live abroad normally, you will not get naked in public. Even in Japan, nakedness in public places is prohibited by law.
However, as you all know, there are hot springs in Japan. Everyone in Japan’s hot springs is stripped and soaked in the same hot water.
This is a traditional Japanese tradition of being a hot spring nation. After all, in Japan, monkeys are all about hot springs.
But don’t worry. Almost all hot springs are separate for men and women.
There are famous hot springs in Japan all over the country, but there are also free mixed bathing hot springs in open places. You can enter there for free.
However, most locals like to enter, and young women rarely enter.
In the first place, there is not much culture of soaking in hot water in foreign countries.
Even in Japan, young people often only need to take a shower, but sometimes when you go on a trip to a hot spring, your body warms and feels good.
Why are hot springs so popular in Japan?
Japan is a volcanic country and earthquakes occur frequently throughout Japan. As you may have learned in science, the water underground in Japan is heated by magma.
When you dig underground almost everywhere, hot water comes out in Japan.
In fact, various ingredients are contained in hot water in each hot spring area, and various effects can be expected.
It is scientifically proven to be effective against muscle pain, rough skin, and various diseases.
Have you ever seen a Japanese taking a picture?
What is origin
According to popular belief, the two-finger V-sign originated from the provocation of soldiers taking on enemies in the Battle of Azincourt in France during the Centennial War of 1415. It is said that there is not.
In the battle between the “England Army” and the “French Army”, the British bow soldiers used longbows, which are known as longbows and have excellent flight distance and penetrating power, which threatened the French army.
It is said that once the French troops took English soldiers, they had their index and middle fingers cut off so that the bow would never be pulled again.
However, the English soldier dared to shake the two fingers during the battle, and the sign seemed to have the meaning of provocation by saying, “I still have my fingers! If you can cut them off, try cutting them off.”
By the way, the battle ended with the overwhelming victory of the English army. After all, the power of Longbow seems to be enormous.
In the 1960s, anti-Vietnam war movements in the West, including the United States and Britain, increased, and anti-war demonstrations began to flourish in various places.
Demonstrators are increasingly using the “peace sign” as a means of informing the press of cameras for peace.
Season in Japan
Anti-war demonstrations against the Vietnam War were also held in Japan, and activists used peace signs.
Around 1971, a singer and comedian Jun Inoue used a piece sign in an ad-lib and became a hot topic in Konica Minolta’s camera commercial.
It is not because it has been around for a long time, but because Japanese celebrities used it and became a boom.
This is not known by many Japanese.
we often use it somehow.
Put an umbrella on even a little rain
What surprised me when I went to a foreign country (the United States) is that I don’t wear an umbrella when it’s raining. In other countries, I think there is an umbrella in some countries.
The interesting thing is that in Japan almost everyone wears an umbrella even if it rains a little.
You won’t get wet in such rain! Even if it feels like rain, everyone wears an umbrella. I think it’s surprising for foreigners, but in fact, there is a good reason.
Japan is an island country, and there is a season called rainy season, where the rain continues like a shower every day depending on the season.
Umbrellas and nature are a necessity because of such a country.
And when it’s safe enough to think that it’s okay for this much rain, it’s often the case that it suddenly falls like a bucket turned over. These are guerrilla downpours, which are horrible for only a few minutes. It is a phenomenon in which rain is concentrated in some areas due to the rapid development of cumulonimbus clouds.
Because of the Japanese who have such an experience, they hold an umbrella without being careless even with a little rain.
If you have a sudden rain during your trip, please find a nearby convenience store and enter.
And if it doesn’t seem to stop, transparent vinyl umbrellas at convenience stores are sold at reasonable prices, so we recommend that you buy them.
Another is that the current weather forecast is very accurate, but it is often not possible to predict sudden rain such as guerrilla downpours. It is common in Japan to have a downpour when the weather forecast is fine.
So be very careful when you come to Japan.
Japan has an umbrella for a long time and has evolved with the times. There are many types of umbrellas and cute umbrellas in Japan.
If you come to Japan, please buy a Japanese umbrella.
If you have heavy rain during your trip, you can buy it for about 500 yen, so please try to buy it.
Conclusion Japanese Interesting Culture
Thank you for reading to the end. Japanese Interesting Culture.
I think you have come to understand the interesting culture of Japan.
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