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Day: November 4, 2020

Japanese dress and style culture at school

Dress & style

Japanese women in kimono. It seems that many Japanese people always wear kimono, carry Asian parasols on their backs, and wear sandals to walk around. This is no longer the case.  The truth is that Japanese usually dress like Westerners (almost to the point of emulation). When it comes to kimono, most Japanese wear dress …

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japanese food culture misokatsu

food -食べ物-

Japanese food Japanese food is quite diverse. More common Japanese dishes include noodle dishes (ramen, etc.), rice bowls (donburi), and sushi. Japanese food is generally very healthy and often contains certain types of seafood, usually white glutinous rice and vegetables.  Noodle dish  Soy sauce  Ramen is one of the most common noodle dishes in Japanese food. …

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Temple of Japanese old culture

Religion -宗教-

Buddhist statues in Japan Buddhist statues in Japan The most common religions in Japan are Buddhism (Buddhism-Buddhism) and Shinto (believers-Shinto). In Japan, Buddhism and Shinto are basically combined. However, Japanese religion has become more cultural and most people only consider themselves Buddhists from tradition. This means that they know little about their professed beliefs and rarely practice …

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Japanese culture cafe studying conversations

Meet new people -新しい人との出会い –

Meet new people Students studying Japanese often ask me how to introduce myself to Japanese people. This interaction is usually very formal and is filled with several bows. The following is a typical Japanese conversation / introduction between two people who meet for the first time.  Japanese  Person 1: こんにちは。はじめまして。  Konnichi wa. Hajimemashite. Hello. Nice to meet you.  Person …

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Japanese language grammer the day of the week

Numbers, Time, and Days of the Week -数字、時刻、および曜日 –

Japanese numbers, time, days of the week, etc. Before we get too much further into Japanese grammar and verb conjugation, I thought it would be a good idea to teach Japanese numbers, time, days of the week, etc.  一 いち ichi one  二 に ni two  三 さん san three  四 し、 よん shi (yon after 10) four  五 ご go five  六 ろく roku six  七 しち、 なな shichi (nana after 10) seven  八 はち hachi eight  九 きゅう kyuu nine  十 じゅう juu ten  百 ひゃく hyaku hundred  …

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