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Weird inventions that you can only find in Japan

The land of the rising sun made the Japanese are incredibly resourceful nation. But sometimes their creativity and technological researches go too far, thanks to what on light there are things that Westerners find strange and shocking.

1. Faux fangs.

Japanese women literally get crazy with the pointed teeth, which in Japan are called “abea”. Local women are willing to spend hundreds of dollars on cosmetic procedures to attach these mini-fangs on his teeth.

2. Toilet Slippers.

The Japanese are famous for their strict habits of hygiene and sanitation, so it is not surprising that they have toilet Slippers, which are used to minimize contact between the unclean toilet floor and the clean floor in the rest of the house.

3. Unusual Parking.

Live in Japan more than 126 million people. Naturally, saving space has become one of the main problems for local residents, and Parking is no exception. If you arrive at the Mall, you will surely stumble here on these unusual places for Parking.

Judging by the ingredients, Japanese mayonnaise is no different from usual, but its presence makes strange Japanese. While the rest of the world normally uses mayonnaise sandwiches and salads, traditional Japanese use Kewpie mayonnaise Continue reading

What to bring from Japan

 

Japan — the amazing Oriental country, notable for its unusual culture and flavor. Every tourist who visited this corner of the world, surely have much to suffer, thinking about what to bring as a gift to friends and family. Indeed, in Japan, so many interesting to choose something specific among an unprecedented variety of Souvenirs can be very tricky.

Common gifts

People who are fortunate enough to be in the land of the rising sun, try to enjoy shopping, buying various items for themselves and gifts for loved ones. Most often tourists buy:

electronics;

clothes;

cosmetics;

tableware and ceramics;

food;

various national Souvenirs.

In Japan, a developed system of shopping centres, so in order to purchase everything you need, it is not necessary to go to a special store. Clothes, food, and Souvenirs can be bought in one place.

If you’re in the Japanese capital Tokyo, you can see there are whole shopping districts, many of which are shops of a certain topic. For example, expensive clothes of famous brands that you can buy on the street in Ginza. In the Tokyo district of Akihabara is a huge number of stores and Commission, selling a variety of electronics. The center of youth life of the capital of Japan is Shibuya. Here are fashion clothing and accessories, as well as clubs, bars and cinemas.

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Wedding traditions of Japan

«Nihon koku” – 日本国 – literally means “the birthplace of the Sun”. Mysterious Eastern country with the romantic name “the land of the rising sun” is now one of the most economically developed countries in the world. Japanese culture is one of very ancient. First signs of colonization of the Japanese archipelago appeared about 40 thousand years before our era. In the 3rd century of our era, the most powerful Principality of Japan was a land ruled by a woman. Until the 12th century of our era, traditional marriages were polygamous. Men had several wives. They lived in different houses, he visited them and lived with each for several weeks. But since then the tradition has changed, every Japanese is, by law, can only have one wife.

• In the middle ages marriage was allowed to create military or economic coalition between families. To search for a suitable candidate for groom hired a special SWAT – nakodo. Responsible for a dysfunctional marriage too carried nakodo.

• In the Edo period marriages could be concluded even without the presence of bride and groom.

• Decision of marriage taken by the parents of the bride and groom until the mid 20th century.

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