Culture of Japan

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How to read your most significant holidays? And how to celebrate them?

The most famous festival of the Japanese people is New Year called "Aosogatso". This holiday symbolizes the end of the previous year with all the evil that was last year and the beginning of a new year. On this holiday each family gathers food and eats together to erase the bad memories that were in the previous year and start a new life. Whi celebrating people decorate the entrances of their homes with pine branches and straw ropes symbolizing the prohibition against bad things to.

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Do you have a historical warrior you still remember? Who? And what is known abou him?

Historical heroes called "Samurai" are the most powerful fighters. First Japanese Samurai were landowners who organized the nobles led by the Japan distant provinces from the capital to defend their lands from pirates. Starting in the 10th century this class fighters began to gain power.Those efforts failed when his armies became bogged down in Korea. The armies were withdrawn after Hideyoshi's death, and he was the last Japanese leader to wage a foreign war until the 1890s, four centuries later. Hideyoshi made a number of contributions to Japanese society, including a census, the abolition of slavery, and the creation of the tea ceremony.

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If it is customary to give gifts during the holidays? Will give you money? If so, how?

Gifts are a part of the Japanese protocol. Between mid-July and 1 January customary to exchange gifts to celebrate the end of the year. For Weddings, the traditional Japanese gift giving custom is to give money to the couple. Upon returning from their honeymoon, the newly-weds bring back souvenirs to give to their wedding guests. Money should be given in an envelope and the number of bills should be an odd number as superstition suggests that the couple may split if the money can be evenly divided in two.

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How was your flag designed?

According to tradition, the Sun Goddess Amaterasu founded Japan about 2700 years ago. Sun Goddess Amaterasu is also believed to be the ancestor of Jimmu, the first emperor of Japan. So, the emperor is known as the “Son of the Sun” and Japan is called the “Land of the Rising Sun.” The ancient history Shoku Nihongi says that Emperor Mommu used a flag representing the sun in his court in 701, and this is the first recorded use of a sun-motif flag in Japan. The sun-disc flag was adopted as the national flag for merchant ships under Proclamation issued on February 27, 1870. The Nisshōki flag is designated as the national flag in the Law Regarding the National Flag and National Anthem, which was promulgated and became effective on August 13, 1999.

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Do cherry trees symbolize honor? If not so what do they symbolize?

Cherry trees symbolize not only respect sakura (cherry tree). They are recognized as a symbol of Japan, which is supposed to symbolize the beautiful but elusive nature Weber-passage of life, and frequently appears in Japanese art.

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How many letters are there in your language?

In Japanese language there are about 50,000 kanji characters In Japan everyone should know at least 1,945 kanji to read a newspaper, but it is possible to live in Japan without knowing the kanji.
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Is there a food that you eat every holiday? What is it?

The most common food in Japan is sushi. Sushi Sushi principle consists of seaweed, rice, fish (except for sushi vegetarian) and vegetables.

Japanese food is usually a combination of several components, usually rice or noodles, soup and Aokzo - dishes made of fish, meat, vegetables, tofu, etc. designed to add flavor to the dish. These include adding dashi, soy Misoorotb provide more personal touch to suit their taste. They are known for being thin and salty dishes.

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How many cities are there in Japan?

Japan is an archipelago of 6,852 islands. The major islands, Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu are 97% of Japan's land territory. In Japan there are 810 cities. Not all of them are big.

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What level is greater Ninja or Samurai?


In Japan (as I investigated) there are no degrees of strength .The Samuraies is old heroes but the Japanese remember the Samuraies. The Ninjas are generation heroes and the Japanese appreciate the a lot.

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