- What phrase is customary for you to say before eating a meal?
Itadaki-masu “ I gracefully accept”
- What makes the 2000 yen bill unique in Japan from other bills?
All other bills are 5’s or 1’s like 50, 100, 500, 1000. 2000 is the only one that starts with a 2
- What is the name of the Japanese art style that resembles "pictures of the floating world"?
- When entering a house in Japan, it is customary to remove your shoes. What is the name of the area of the house that it is done in?
- What is the Japanese sport that involves rikishi?
- When it comes to baths and showering in Japan, why is it required for a member of the family to wash their body before entering the bath water?
The bath water is used by the whole family and is not drained on a daily basis. What’s more the water is sometimes scented or treated with minerals similar to those found in natural hot springs. If you had a nice relaxing bath like that would you want somebody else’s nasties in there?
- Which festival in Japan began when some high school students made 6 snow statues in a park?
Sapporo Snow festival
- When drinking alcohol with other people, what is the general rule about keeping the glasses full when it comes to pouring?
Well, seeing how you don’t pour your own drinks but pour for your companion and vice-versa. Make sure that your drinking buddy is always topped off. If you feel you’ve had enough you just don’t drink anymore leaving your own glass full, thus preventing anymore from being poured. A bit long winded but the question is phrased oddly.
- What is the act of dressing as characters from manga, anime, and other media known as?
- When serving food or giving a gift, what is the most important thing that Japanese people look for?
Well I’m not sure on this one but seeing how it’s customary to reciprocate gifts of similar value I guess the cost/value would be pretty important. But I’m going to have to go with humility in presentation. To say “It’s nothing much but-” or “Tsumaranai mono desu ga” when giving a gift is customary.