JAPAN


Annual Events


"OSECHI RYOURI"

New Years Food.  Very healthy food.


 

"Setsubun"

People throw soy beans to Japanese demons, "Oni" to remove bad luck from home on 3 February.


 

"Hinamatsuri"

Japanese girls' day.  They celebrate the day with beautiful dolls including prince and princess, and "Shirozake" (a kind of alcohol drink!!), etc on 3 March.  If they forget putting them back after the day, it is believed that they will get married late!!.


 

"Ohanami"

People enjoy drinking, singing, dancing under the cherry blossomsThey go to the place early in the morning to keep the space for their friends and families.


 

"Kodomo no hi"

People celebrate children's day (boy's day) on 5 May.  The carps' photo above indicates family in which the biggest one is Father.  They also celebrate the day decorating a Japanese Samurai doll inside the house.


 

"Chichi no hi"

People celebrate the Father's day in June.


"Natsuyasumi"

Summer holidays start from the end of July.


 

"Bon-Odori"

There are many summer holidays when people enjoy dancing walking around the circle.  They normally wear casual kimono called yukata.


 

"Keirou kansha no hi"

Respect for the Aged Day (15 September).  We should respect elderly people everyday!


"Juu go ya"

Japanese people believe that October is the best season for watching the moon.  And they also believe that rabbits live on the moon.


 

"Shichi go san"

People celebrate kids' well-beings and happiness in November when they become 3, 5, 7 years old.


 

"Toshikoshi soba"

They have a custom eating noodles at the end of the year (New Years Eve).  They believe if they eat noodles at New Year's Eve, happiness will come next year.


Japan Life


 

"Ofuro"(bath)

They tend to prefer to taking a bath rather than taking a shower.


 

"Uwabaki"

They have to change their shoes to UWABAKI (inner shoes) when they get into the school building.


"Kyoushitsu" (Classroom)

Basically Japanese primary school students do not wear school uniforms.


 

"Randoseru"

Many Japanese students bring their bags to school.  Black one is for boys and red one is for girls.


 

"Souji"

Japanese students have to clean the school everyday.  Do you like it?


 

"Kimono"

Kimono was thought to be traditional costume for elderly people.  But many young generation wear kimono these days.


"Tsuukin jigoku"

Too many people try to get in the train to go to schools and companies in the morning.  Therefore the railway station officer has no choice but to push them in!!


"Jishin"

Earthquake has damaged a Shinkansen bullet train!!


"Sumo"

One of traditional martial arts in Japan.  They are not fat but they have big muscles!


 

"Sushi"

Many people think "Sushi" means raw fish rolled by seaweed.  But real sushi is raw fish on the top of rice.


 

"Toire"

You do not need paper any more in Japan......


 

"Kekkonshiki"

Japanese wedding.  We have to bring lots of money gift for celebration.......