We will discuss each and everything about Japan through our online classes. While you learn a new language, you get a lot of knowledge and new opportunities. You can ask questions directly to our Japanese teachers, those who take classes from Tokyo in Japan. It will be fun to learn a new language and culture along with your new friends through our online class or class room class. Here we are trying to give a quick introduction.
Greeting in Japan
‘Konnichiwa’ is the word for greeting in Japanese. The word “irasshaimase” in Japanese means you are welcome. The word “Arigatou gozaimasu” means thank you. Bowing heads is part of greeting as well as traditions. Japanese people bowing heads to say hello, welcome or show mutual respect.
Hand over Gifts
Gifts traditions exist in almost all countries.
Japan has no exceptions for it. When you arrive at someone’s home in which you have been invited to, it is particularly important to show respect and gratitude by giving a gift.
If you relocate your stay to a new apartment or house, you need to give a gift to your close neighbours.
Clean and Hygiene
Japanese people keep houses clean and hygiene.
Each House takes extra steps for sanitation.
Japanese people use only slippers inside the house.
You must take out slippers also before you enter any carpeted (tatami) area.
Shoes are not allowed inside the house.Garbage will be separated as recycling and non recycling items.
There are new styles as well as old style houses in Japan.
Japanese people take extra steps to clean the public areas such as bus station, train station and parks etc .
Japanese people get trained for cleaning from school itself.
After the school hour, students must clean the school building and class room.
University students also have this daily cleaning duty by daily routine.
In Japanese hospitality, you get more than what you are supposed to get. In other words you get more than that you paid for it.
Japanese people are extremely polite and help others.
Shopkeepers will surely convey that, they are very thankful to you for your visit and purchase, in case if you do shopping in Japan.
Japanese hospitality include Gift giving also
Green Tea/Tea ceremony
Enjoying a glass of green tea is a part of Japanese daily life. Tea ceremony is one of traditions followed by Japanese people from centuries back
Saying Thank you before and after the meals
Japanese people say thank you before and after the meals.
They say Thank you to the farmers and each and everybody who was part of making the meals.
It is a small tradition but everyone follows this tradition in Japan. Irrespective of age, everybody from small children to older people, all follow this tradition
Sunrise/ First sun view
Sunrise view is the Japanese tradition of waking up to see the first sunrise of the year on New Year's Day.
Japanese people climb on nearby mountains or buildings on New Year's day and watch the first sun rise of the year.
Every culture and country has some lucky sign. Japan has no exceptions.
Maneki cats are a good luck charm that's based on a Japanese legend. Japanese people believe that maneki cats will bring luck to home.
Almost every shop in Japan you can see Maneki cat
Who doesn’t like to take a bath at a hot spring in winter?
The water coming from the base of Mount Fuji is enriched with minerals and that makes your skin smooth and beautiful.
Taking a bath at Onsen in winter is one of tradition in Japan.
Onsen is a hot spring and the public can take baths there.
It is necessary to wash your body before and after going inside the onsen.
Sumo Wrestling is widely popular among the Japanese and it is one of the traditions in Japan. There are many Sumo stadiums in Tokyo and Nagoya. hose who want to become a sumo wrestler; they take training from a younger age.
Wearing summer Yukata is a Japanese tradition.
Yukata is a traditional summer dress worn by Japanese people when they participate in festivals in summer.
Manga/ Comic Books
Reading Manga, watching animation is part of Japanese day to day life in Japan. Animation movies are common and commercial movies in Japan. Japanese animation industries are enriched by many cartoon characters such as; Anpanman, Doraemon, PreCure, Shimajiro. One Piece, Akira,Attack on Titan are some famous manga books. Almost everywhere in Japan you can find people who read comic books. Animation movies and comic books are very popular in Japan.
Video game playing centre and pachinko is also popular in Japan. Pachinko generally is a gaming centre where you can play games using designated machines.