For the European consciousness in the culture of Japan, many strange and utterly incomprehensible. In no other country traditions, technologies and the living conditions are not so intricately intertwined. Samurai ideals perfectly coexist with computers of the last generation, and centenarians born in the 19th century – with teenagers dressed as Pokemon. Despite the striking development of all, with regard to technology, Japanese culture is one of the most conservative, closed and incomprehensible to foreigners.
Below you will find six of the most bizarre aspects of the culture of “land of the rising sun”.
The hikikomori are young people who do not wish to communicate with the outside world. Of course, in every culture, there are a small number of people, who are called “hermits”, but this is usually older or even elderly, many of whom suffer from mental disorders such as depression or agoraphobia.
The Japanese feature of “hermits” – age. It’s either teenagers or young people are slightly over twenty, which is almost completely cut off from the outside world. There are several objective reasons for the emergence of a huge number of hikikomori: the first, of course is the Internet, Continue reading
Every part of the world has its own unique features, traditions and customs which we ought to guard, with special care, as these numerous customs were left to the present generation by our ancestors. Of course, no one can escape the influence of the modern world, take all the benefits of civilization, which greatly facilitate our lives nowadays.
However, in any case, we must somehow preserve and protect the legacy that was passed on to us from generation to generation, the legacy of which for many years valued and respected by our ancestors, as they are carefully treated to ensure that they have transferred from early childhood by their parents. Because we can’t afford to lose all this precious heritage of our ancestors in one minute, then we simply will not a single particles of history.
It is the history left by our ancestors, is a repository of precious information, from which we could learn lots of interesting information about our joint past and perhaps fix a huge number of errors that are created by many people nowadays. All the continents are totally different, but they still have similarities.
Australia is a relatively young continent, which recently emerged traditions and customs. People Continue reading
Tips and advice on trip to Japan
It is important !!!
– Not accepted Smoking in public places, in offices, depots and railway platforms, as well as in homes and cars without the owner’s permission.
– You can not step booted foot on straw mats “tatami” is regarded as sacrilege. This particularly applies to dwellings or to visit temples.
– You should also change shoes in special Slippers before and after using the toilet.
Gratuities and taxes
– Tipping is not customary. An attempt to tip may be considered offensive.
– In the expensive hotels and restaurants to the value accounts often to pay the service fee in the amount of 10-15%
The customs and traditions of Japan
The number of traditions and rituals that are required or recommended for compliance, is huge. Almost all spheres of life of the country is permeated by a network of traditions and ceremonies, especially noticeable in the communication between people.
– The Japanese carefully and lovingly refer to nature, admire the natural beauty of the landscape, Continue reading