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Japan Etiquette Q and A
5 things that are troubling for foreign people in Japan about Etiquette!
1. Why do Japanese people wash their hands at Japanese shrines? Answer >
2. Why Japanese people slurp their
noodles? Answer >
3. How should I take a bath in a
Japanese hot spring?
Is it true that everyone has to be
naked in a hot spring? Answer >
4. When and where do I need to take off
my shoes? Answer >
5. When will I pay for a taxi?
Will it be at the beginning or at the
end? Answer >
Discover Japan by knowing Japanese Etiquette and broaden your world!
What is 'Moon viewing'? お月見
One of the most popular events in autumn is ‘Otsukimi’ in Japan. Otsukimi means “viewing the full moon”. The purpose of moon-viewing is to show gratitude to the moon for a good harvest.
'Steamed chestnuts rice ' 栗ご飯
In Japan, autumn is September, October, and November. Japanese people say that autumn is the best season for eating. One reason is because autumn is the season for harvesting crops.
The music for September is ‘Red Dragonfly’
(赤とんぼ Akatonbo in Japanese)
Music : 山田 耕作 (Kousaku YAMADA)
Arrangement: 川口 晴子 (Haruko KAWAGUCHI)
Here, we will introduce a song in the classical style that Japanese people have always been familiar with. This song is a masterpiece composed in 1927 and it expresses Japanese scenery in September. Beautiful and rich melodies express Japanese emotions. Please feel relax and enjoy the music by listening to our piano version. Please click the YouTube video for free download.
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