Japanese culture is an interesting thing, they have many different traditions. Like, Wearing a kimono, samurai, geisha, tea ceremonies, bon-odori festival, shichi-go-san festival and everything else that I haven’t listed.These are only minor things there is much more to learn about. Geisha^ Kimono ^ Samurai^
芸者 The Geisha are traditional Japanese entertainers, the word “geiko” is used to describe such people. Although the amount of the geisha’s is decreasing, they still exist today. They were most popular in the 18 th and 19 th century, and now are like an artefact.
Christmas is different in Japan than in Canada, the major religions there are Buddhism and Shinto, so Christmas is more of a commercial event. In Japan it is common to give presents, Often, parents give presents to their children, but, children do not give presents to parents. It is because only “Santa Claus” gives the presents. So, when the children don’t believe in Santa anymore, the presents are not given. Most Japanese families would have a Christmas tree, but it is getting more popular to have Christmas lights around the house now. In Japan Christmas is still celebrated on Dec. 25. ークリスマス メリ ^^How to write merry Christmas in Japanese How to say merry Christmas in Japanese-easy-merry Christmas!
Manga /anime comics are now the top of all comics. There are 13 weekly comics published every week. The largest publishing house is kodansha. This is a comic store in Tokyo Here are some magazines you will find in Japan. Things like hello Kitty and these kinds of pictures are seen everywhere! Here is an example of some anime you might find on t.v.
The Bon-Odori is a traditional Japanese dance festival. Through-out the festival, they would dance a very simple dance. The type of Kimono they are to wear is the Yukata kimono. The Bon-Odori was originated when one year the farmers thanked the rice paddock god for the great crop. The instrument they play at the festival are the Taiko Drums. << two children are playing the Taiko drums >> here are some people dancing the Bon- Odori dance