In Japan the season changes are very abrupt. We have had a terribly hot Summer but Fall arrived last week and we already have rain and cool winds. I would prefer October to be hotter, but it’s quite good to know there’s a sudden temperature change, not for nothing special but to know what to [...]
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Many Japanese believe that blood types define the personality of people. It seems that it’s not only something about personality but you also have to use a specific kind of bath salts that match your blood type Seen at a supermarket in my neighborhood.
My brother has sent me this Pokémon itasha pictures. Itasha is a word used to refer to decorated cars with manga, anime or video game motifs. It’s something that has become quite popular in some otaku circles of certain age that have enough money to afford it. Source
Japanglish is the kind of humorous English language usually seen around Japan characterized by a poor translation from Japanese to English. The results of those literal translations can be very funny. Japanglish is also known as Engrish. Miguel Michán has sent me this great Japanglish example. Can somebody decipher this Japanglish text? Other Japanglish posts: [...]
Honne and Tatemae are two very important terms to understand the behavior of Japanese people within their society. Honne could be defined as the true desires, opinions and thoughts of each individual; while Tatemae refers to how the social obligations and the opinions of each individual adapt to the society in general. It is the [...]
The first lightning technologies in Japan arrived from China during the 6th century. The commerce and exchange of technologies with China during that time was very intense. The first kind of lanterns that arrived from China were made of stone and they started being used in Buddhist temples to honor Buddha. This kind of lanterns [...]
Odaiba is an artificial island located in Tokyo Bay where people usually go for a day trip. It’s not a “mandatory” visit if you visit Tokyo, but if you’re at least 15 days in Japan it could be a good option to spend one day. It is an island where most of the buildings have [...]