There is no doubt that Japan is one of the most amazing countries: local people sleeping on the streets, use electronic make-up and have an affair with females cockroaches. And that's not all the weirdness, which became known to the world.
But now we will not remember the extraordinary story featuring Japanese, but just let 20 actual facts about this amazing country.
The Japanese are very noisy eating, talking and laughing with your mouth full, slurp, lick and priklepyvayut, did not hesitate, that someone will hear. All these actions here refer to getting pleasure from food. If the Japanese do not slurping when eating your food, it's time to sign up for cooking classes or learn some new recipes.
The Japanese love to sing karaoke, but not like we used to. Noisy companies in the bars they prefer privacy in special halls — "pachinko".
The Japanese are very fond of gifts and prefer to give them in the most delicate packages — here it is often even more important than the content. The packaging should be bright, beautiful, drawing an interest. But what's inside is not so important — it can be even fruits and vegetables.
Religion for the local people something more than just faith. This set of rules, traditions and rituals, which have for thousands of years, despite the fact that many of them borrowed from other faiths. For example, the blessing they receive in a Shinto Shrine, get married in a Catholic Cathedral, celebrating the birth of a child in the Shinto temple, and in the final journey of lush Buddhist ceremony.
The Japanese have a special attitude to the toilets — it is for them some semblance of a pet. And this is not surprising because the local toilets can play music to welcome the "owner" automatic opening lid, heated seat, sounds of the water on command (you understand why) and even to remove "traces of crime". Some toilets are even given names!
The Japanese have a special word to denote sunrise, seen from mount Fuji. And in the Imperial garden in Tokyo is the "slope admiring the stream" — when the city was not so big, this place was perfectly clear sea.
Winter in Japan's heated sidewalks, but the Central heating is not. And yet, as we have here make snowmen, but they consist not of three balls, but two.
Many people think that in Japan a very expensive fruit, but mango here, for example, is three times cheaper than in Moscow. But melon, on the contrary, the weight of gold — the price of one melon can reach 10 thousand roubles in recalculation on our currency.
One of the hallmarks of good parenting in Japan is the ability to bow. Learn this art from early childhood, because to bow down, observing all the nuances, to deliver the welcome speeches and simultaneously listen to the other person is not so simple.
If you see that the entrance to the house floor raised 15 cm — need to remove shoes and wear Slippers. If inside the house at the entrance to the room a step of 5 cm, and remove even Slippers lying on the floor Mat.
Here, tipping is not accepted. The host institution may see this as an insult and a mockery of his pricing policy.
In Japanese, there are several designations of the word "love". Desire, desire — koi — literally translated as "an irresistible attraction to something unattainable". True love is ai. Koi wants, and ai gives. The koi is considered a very selfish feeling.
Speaking of love, Valentine's Day is here mainly celebrate only girls. It is in this day they are allowed openly to seek any men, without fear of universal condemnation. Their elected representatives they give you chocolate and send a photo in a rental wedding dress. A month later (!) men meet any ladies, also chocolate.
At any kiosk you can purchase a pornographic manga comic books — the seller did not even ask how old you are. The Japanese are free to read them on the subway and while waiting in line, and one of the most popular themes — the theme of violence.
Men-the Japanese, using a regular flea market in the underground, love... to feel the local beauties. But then the awkward tiskanja it does not go — the level of rape as crime in General, is extremely low. It is not surprising that from an early age children are taught to move independently on public transport. If you see in the subway a young child traveling without parents, can not be surprised.
In Japan now 2679 year, if you count the traditional Japanese calendar (at the expense of years for the emperors).
If you feel guilty and want to apologize — shave your head. At least the Japanese have this life hack works.