kool, thanx for the advice!
Here are some tips if your traveling to Japan(Originally from Anime Insider)
How to be a jerk in Japan(putting it simple, don't do this)
Playing With Your Food
If you even bother to learn how to use chopsticks, stick them straight up in your rice. When the locals around you look horrified, congratulations--you've just made a funeral offering in the middle of a restaurant.
Show Everyone Your Snot
If you've picked up a nasty cold from wandering around Akihabara in the rain, go ahead and blow your nosein the middle of the street. After all, why wouldn't everyone standing next to you want to hear all the goo in your nose come rocketing out?
Fall Into The Toilet
The Japanese idea of public facilities--the "traditional" toilet--is pretty much just a hole in the ground. So to be a true American hero, complain about it and then fall in because your leg muscles can't hold you up. That'll be a good time.
Abuse Your Cell Phone
Completly ignore any keitai (phone) etiquette you may have picked up in the States--especially on the train, which the Japanese treat almost like a shrine--and just blah away.
Show Off Your Tattoos
Nothing screams Yakuza--the Japanese mafia--like bared tattos. And as you know from all the samurai flicks you've seen, everyone loves the Yakuza! So the first time you go to an onsen (hot spring bath), show those babies off.
That its all the tips from Anime Insider(issue #34). Good Luck
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kool, thanx for the advice!
thanx for the advice
i'll put that in mind if it happened and i traveled to Japan
Ooh, interesting, interesting. I don't know where, but I've heard of the tattoo thing before (I think they'd look the other way though, if it were someone like... Angelina Jolie watzing around in a bikini... despite the incredible randomness of the scene anyway XD)
I saw this one in one of my Japanese books =) You know it's said it's also rude (in general, not just Tokyo) to:Originally Posted by shikashu
-Vertically roll chipsticks between one's open palms
-Lay chopsticks along the right and left of one's dishes like you'd do with spoons/forks
-Stab food with your chopsticks
-Bite/Suck on your chopsticks
-Use chopsticks to slide your dishes across the table
This would be a good thread to just put in random Japanese ettiquette you learn as advice for future travelers ^.^
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Mega magic thanks, don't want to be rude in Tokyo
No doubt that would offend someone. And that would really suck if it happened... it probably has...Originally Posted by shikashu
XD This one amused me. So... don't show your tattoos, right? @.@ Not that I have any... but, would that mean that ONLY the Yakuza have tattoos? Not everyday normal people?Originally Posted by shikashu
Got the tattoos covered!
Did you fall into a toilet?
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Did you get that from Anime Insider???I think I have that ish...........I plan on doing every one of them......Except falling in the toilet.
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