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Traditions of the Japanese people

The observance of traditions – most important trait of the Japanese people. They vividly Express their attitude to life, their abutments and rules, their world. The tradition of the Japanese people carefully they honor over the centuries and is embodied in all spheres of life. Despite the dynamic development of their society, the Japanese find support in constancy and following the traditions of the past. All they see sense which is rooted in the deep history of the nation. Why should only traditional Japanese tea party, or Hanami – a holiday in which everyone takes to the streets to enjoy the cherry blossoms.

Sakura – it is the symbol of Japan, to whom dedicated poems and songs, and with her firmly bound to the traditions of the Japanese people. Each year, meteorologists tell the whole country about this important event – the cherry blossom. In Central Park Tokyo Shinjuku in the presence of the Imperial couple and important political figures, is the opening of the festival of Hanami. As the Sakura blooms only briefly, and everyone is trying to get out and admire its colors, because the slightest breeze can carry these airy and delicate creation of nature. Followers of Buddhism believe Sakura flowers are a symbol of the impermanence of existence.

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Japan: Japanese gestures

If people from different countries not enough to understand each other, they are trying to help yourself with gestures. This often creates the misconception that our habitual gestures should be intuitive, for example, Japanese. This is not so.

Like many things, the system of gestures in Japanese, a completely unique, so the use of sign language in communicating with the Japanese has very judiciously. Examples of misunderstanding on this ground there is a great variety. Consider just a few of them.

So, if in response to the hospitality of the Japanese to hold the edge of his hand at the throat, showing that you were already completely full, then it will produce on him the most painful impression, since this gesture the Japanese can only mean decapitation, or in a milder modern version, fired from the job. In this situation it is better to hold the edge of the palm under the chin and over the head – then the Japanese are more likely to understand that You have treated “the roof”.

If a person, connecting the forefinger and the thumb as a circle, wish to show that he’s all right, mimicking the expression “okay”, in Japan it can be understood as a desire to obtain money, for the circle is also shown for Japanese, especially for Japanese of the older generation, is to coin money.

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Unusual traditions and customs

In different countries there are customs and traditions which we, the Slavs, to put it mildly unacceptable or incomprehensible. With some you can see, as for me, very interesting and funny points there that is useful to know just in case )))

In the States it is not customary to pay the restaurant for the woman. It is believed that these men emphasize their financial superiority.

In China it is customary to slurp away, but otherwise the hosts may find their food unpalatable. Silently there in China is to insult the owners and cooks. Sauces and spattered the tablecloth after a meal is proof that you ate with gusto and it was delicious.

In China it is not customary to bring flowers to the hostess. It is believed that this stress guests, this house is so ugly that they bring decorations with them.

In Finland it is not customary to make public compliments. It is considered that the public are not considered compliments.

In Norway it is not customary to do a lot of compliments in the face, to praise (except your family) is considered a flattery, a man loses a lot in society. In school it is not customary to praise a pupil in the presence of all the others, to declare the assessment is to put it above Continue reading

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