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    Re: Japanese old traditions

    Quote Originally Posted by Hassun View Post
    An old but very fun old tradition in Japan is when a person of a lower class doesn't bow to a higher class person (e.g. someone from the warrior caste), he could have his head chopped off right there. No trial or excuses!
    One of the problems with today, though, is that younger people have no deference. When I was an underclassman in high school, I was very respectful. By the time I was a senior, the underclassmen were trying to push me around. Needless to say, I was not happy, but I still treated them with respect. I call people by their last names (ex. "Miss Hohenstein" or "Young Mister Kelleher"); they generally call me, "Hey . . ."

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    I don't know... I'd feel awkward giving people titles like "Miss" and "Mister" if they're less than 20 years my senior, you know? It kind of makes the age gap obvious. I know titles/suffixes exist in other languages, like "obbah" (Korean), "kak" (Malay) and "senpai/san" (Japanese), but in English? Geee. I don't know. You definitely won't catch me calling an upperclassman Mister-something, though. In fact, I never call people by their last name unless they're close to me. Kinda funny isn't it.


    But anyway. Back to traditions and customs.


    I don't know if anyone else does this, but in my family, when we have guests over we tend to make ourselves busy instead of sitting down to relax. It's not entirely a show or facade per se, but it is a way of telling the guest that everything's under control - we're seeing to the drinks, food, room (if said guest is staying the night)... basically the guest's overall comfort. This doesn't happen in most of my friends' families - they tend to just... relax. I did a bit of research and found out that this whole "putting up a busy front" thing is actually characteristically Japanese. I never knew. Guess it runs in the family.

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    Re: Japanese old traditions

    hey guys... the tradition like sacrificing twins in the game fatal frame...
    is that real?

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    Re: Japanese old traditions

    Not that I know of. Try Googling and you probably won't find it either.

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    Re: Japanese old traditions

    Quote Originally Posted by RayMe View Post
    hey guys... the tradition like sacrificing twins in the game fatal frame...
    is that real?
    Well it is hard to say but I sincerely admire that your almost answering the quesiton just playin' so it is partially the answer but it might not describe me the whole thing your saying I need more Details please and it is real the sacrificing part not entirely.

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    Re: Japanese old traditions

    Hmm, pretty interesting...I only heard of a few japanese traditions thru manga and anime ..and a few song too

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    Re: Japanese old traditions

    I'm trying to make my own sand garden outside my house... For me it symbolizes the beauty of such simple things as rocks, sand and moth- it symbolizes that everything is beautiful and that there's life everywhere, even though there's only sand and rocks and no flower blosoms there.
    Also, I'd really want to have a Bonsai tree, it symbolizes eternal life (in my opinion) becouse of the fact that they live really long...
    I studied the cultural history of Japan last year (a little bit)... so if I had my notes I could tell you a lot, but now I'm afraid to lie.
    I don't think that all these things need to be changed a lot, it's sad when a culture dies just becouse of the carlessness of people- people should understand how cultural things like that are important and they should be proud of them and carry them in the world.

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    Re: Japanese old traditions

    Quote Originally Posted by Spooked_Ninja View Post
    Hmm, pretty interesting...I only heard of a few japanese traditions thru manga and anime ..and a few song too
    well it is almost related to what your saying but I will need more details i hardly know the answer towards my question but is awrite try to answer it as much as you can everyone in here is to help anyone like me.

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