Japanese Culture

日本文化における精神性とは

海に囲まれ、長い間他国との接触の少なかった日本では、独特の文化や慣習が生まれました。

神社ではどんな立ち振る舞いをするの?

Key Points
  • Wash your hands before praying.
  • You have to take off your cap and sunglasses.
  • The basic procedure when praying at a shrine is to bow twice, clap twice, and then bow again.

撮影には規制があるの?

Key Points
  • You should ask for permission before taking photos.
  • Omikuji are fortunes written on paper strips at shrines and temples.

ゴミは勝手に捨てない

Key Points
  • Omikuji are fortunes written on paper strips at shrines and temples.
  • Pick up any litter you find and dispose of it in the proper place.

家の中で靴を脱ぐの?

Key Points
  • Take off your shoes when entering a house.
  • We arrange our own shoes neatly when entering a house.

たばこはどこで吸うの?

Key Points
  • There are some separated smoking areas on the street.
  • You should smoke in the designated areas.

日本のお寿司屋さんに行ってみよう!

Key Points
  • Tsukidashi is similar to a table charge in other countries. It is a light dish that is served before the ordered meal. Agari is the green tea that is served at a sushi restaurant. It is mainly served after the meal.

日本のコンビニエンスストアでは何ができるの?

Key Points
  • ATMs at convenience stores offer useful services such as making withdrawals using foreign bank cards.
  • Convenience stores offer a wide range of useful services such as purchasing tickets and making withdrawals using foreign bank cards.

公共のお風呂場ではどうふるまえばいいの?

Key Points
  • Don’t bring your towel into the bath.
  • Wash yourself before getting into the bath.
  • Enter the bath naked.

日本の座禅体験をしてみよう!

Key Points
  • Zen meditation is a kind of Buddhist training, in which you sit with correct posture and focus your mind. You can experience this at places such as Japanese temples.

日本ではクレジットカードは使えるの?

Key Points
  • There are some shops that don’t allow eating or
  • Some Japanese shops do not accept credit cards, so you should carry some cash with you when you go out.