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Customs and traditions of Japan

Catherine has been living in Japan. In one of the local universities, she teaches English. In General, the language she teaches adults, children, and even, as she admits, her dog. And draws, sculpts,  and records observations about the life of a Japanese.

The opening in the postcards-the customs and traditions of Japan

Comes man postcard – invitation to the wedding of a friend or girlfriend. The festival organizers asked, “would you be so kind to grace us with your presence?” You have to circle one of the options: houseki – comes, garasaki is not coming. And send a postcard back inviting. Then begins the interesting part: go is superversive console, to indicate that you almost worship. But it is impossible that you, speaking on his own behalf, put themselves above grammar companion.

Traditions and customs of Japan

Supposed to get a ruler and cross out the polite prefix two traits. You say: “You wrote that I am a king and God, but it is not so”. And the second step is to say how things really are. On the postcard the name of the sender deliberately impolite specified with the character (after all, who wrote can’t say that he himself is the light in the window). To show that the author is literally the idol of your life, you need to take a ruler, double-cross this character and instead of it to write another (“she” is the prefix to the name, meaning “dear”). Yes, the XXI century in the yard. Yes, these guys for 30 years. Yes, they are friends. But such customs and traditions of Japan .

Work to meet

A classic trap for foreigners in the Japanese office: come to work, and there is a new person. Who is he, what he – is unclear, but it is clear that now he works here. The poor man sitting at the table, moves the office of small dashes, and no one not talking to him. Goes once past him, still smiling, saying “Hello! Nice to meet you” in English and bowing in Japanese. At this point, from the Cabinet runs the head and yells, “No! No! Don’t talk to him!”. In fact, the mysterious Japanese tradition does not allow for people in the office to introduce themselves (first acquaintance with the parents of the guy ). Until you give the go-ahead boss, all sit and pretend that person doesn’t actually exist. And only when the leadership decides to represent the employee, all going and fun to get acquainted with the newcomer. Situation, mind-blowing alien, because to ignore the person indecently. But the Japanese have their own idea of what is right: to make decisions can only boss, the rest of this not trained.

Remember, you signed!

We have written rules for students. You cannot sleep, you cannot climb in the Internet from your phone, you need to bring a book, a pen, paper and dictionary. It seemed that everyone should understand, but the lack of these rules in the past year, we were exhausted! They said they did not understand a teacher and his paper in English. Now the paper translated into Japanese and given to the students under the signature, and the sheet glued to the textbook in order to poke a finger: “Remember, you signed!” And you know, help!