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The Purity in Japanese

The Japanese like cleanliness, and sterile cleanliness.

Morning for the owner of the store begins with washing the sidewalk in front of the entrance to his school.

Cleaners wipe down trash cans.

Razmerchik I dust with Parking lines and return them pristine white.

Employees of the airlines on his knees, manually, clean off sticky tape from carpets tiniest speck of dust.

Purity in Japanese

In every home, even the smallest, in front of the door there is a special place where remove street shoes and wear Slippers. “To enter the house, not razuvshis” – a euphemism unseemly incivility. Before exhibited special toilet Slippers that says “toilet”.

Tub Japanese

The Japanese are simply unable to comprehend how the Europeans can relax in the tub with dirty soapy water. First they lathered, wash away the dirty foam of the stream of the shower and then immersed in a scalding hot bath, which will “soak” to full satisfaction.

The love of purity due to a necessity. Most of the country is on the thirtieth and fortieth latitudes – that is, in climatic zone of California or Crete. So in the summer in Japan is very hot and humid.

In recent years, the obsession with hygiene has turned the Japanese into mania, to the absurd. The country is literally flooded Continue reading

The Culture of Japanese tattoos

Japanese kind of tattoo seems to be the most complex and mysterious. His story is also interesting and surprising in its diversity.

According to historical sources, the art of body painting was introduced into Japan from China. Although many are of the opinion that this legacy of the Ainu, inhabiting the island of Japan. That is, it is far more ancient than is commonly believed.

The first mention of tattoos in Japan is in the Chronicles in San cuochi where Chinese travellers say that to know Japan painted their faces with the amazing images that distinguish them from ordinary people. The Japanese also there is an amazing legend about Jimmy Emperor (660-585 BC), who managed to conquer the beauty Sanitatary your awesome tattoos in honor of whom she later even wrote a poem.

There are two types of Japanese tattoos – irezumi and Gaman. In Japanese, “jireh” means “to inject” and “zumi.” – ink. This style of tattoos showed Continue reading

Daily life in Japanese

To begin with, than go in. Go in a literal sense. The fact is that when entering a Japanese house, you can find your step in the hallway – genkan – this nut decided to leave their street shoes and wear Slippers.

Surappa

There are ordinary Slippers – suippe, in recent years, more Japanese people prefer to walk at home in Slippers, European style, although even before the Second World war and the early postwar years at home wore Japanese tabi socks *in most cases – white only* or went barefoot.

Tore surappa

There is another, very special kind of house shoes in Japanese – is a special “toilet Slippers” – toire surappa. They will be waiting for you at the entrance to the Japanese bath or the toilet. The mechanism here is the following: go to the toilet – change ordinary on toilet Slippers, out – perform the reverse procedure. These Slippers are usually made of plastic or rubber, but sometimes there are “soft top”, but still rubberized inside. If in the Japanese store you have to choose Slippers, you can easily understand which one is “toilet”. This “trick of disguise” has several goals – first, so it will be more hygienic. And secondly, the surrounding without words you will understand, Continue reading

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