In the land of the rising sun called Japan there are a lot of unusual things that the residents of European countries seem at least strange. No one will argue with the fact that the Japanese - eccentric people who constantly invent something and styling all the new crazy trends. Of course, as in any country in Japan residents have their national peculiarities and restrictions of the past from which we want to tell you in this article.
< Do not take off your shoes
In Japan, the space can be divided - a house separate street alone, separately temple, etc. In front of you will have to wait a little nut and the place where you want to take off their shoes and leave the shoes... In a house in the shoes come only at the funeral (and incense sticks tow only at funerals, too). Do not forget to take off our shoes when you go for a visit! Street shoes should definitely take off in front of the Buddhist temples in the interior. There are special shoes for toilets and baths. Even just to put on shoes room, where you go down the street (the Japanese would say: "The soles of which concerned the street") - is a violation of decency. Follow the icons please take your shoes off. Walk on the wooden floors of churches barefoot, by the way, very nice.
< publicly blow your nose
Blow your nose if somebody only if you want to inflict a terrible insult or make it clear that it does not think a man. Quietly, this custom is combined with loud squelch when eating noodles - that usually do not fit in the head of foreigners Tipping
It is a pleasant moment. Yes, tipping in Japan do not give virtually anywhere, ever - in cafes, restaurants, bars, taxis add a coin to the account is not accepted and may even offend. In the cafe, by the way, the bill does not bring - you have to go to the cashier and pay there, run up to the table will not be for the money. But over and above personal accounts will not take.
< There are trains
The trains actually eat a lot, sleep a lot, and many girls are painted, especially in the morning before work. But surrounding that often do not get too excited. Another thing Shinkansen (high speed train): there are tables in airplanes, and rows of seats - the same as in the plane. You look in the neighbor's back, but not in person. In ordinary local trains often seats are arranged, as we have in the subway benches facing each other. And if you choose to eat in a train cutlet with rice and a man sitting in front of you and looks at you - to the image of the impolite Foreigners added a couple of strokes. It is possible and to wait until the station.
< help others at work
Non-obvious place for us, but in Japan it is not necessary to carry out someone else's work. Working here makes one full member of society, and if you spread out the letter instead of the postman or scavenge instead of cleaner, it can be seen not as aid but as a fact that you are trying to take his rightful place. A person can seriously upset.
< Leave the food eaten
Food made to eat up. Especially rice, which used to be expensive and affordable only to the wealthy classes. Yes, portions are usually not too big, very tasty Japanese food - eat up your dinner is not usually a special problem. Throwing food cooked for you - disrespect to the entire chain of production. By eating at all in Japan are very carefully, from growing vegetables to serving dishes on the table. And yes, it is tasty.
< Dispose of garbage without sorting
It is known that in Japan more than 90% recycled waste. Plastic bottles made from plastic bottles from non-combustion waste poured island, recycle paper several times. All the separate collection of waste, in principle. Even a street urns separate: there for bottles, for plastic, for food residues. Urns are not just anywhere - you can throw a bottle next to the vending machine, plastic and paper - near shops. Household garbage is collected and taken out on certain days: for example, glass - once a month. Foreigners do not understand the system and throw it got anywhere, that the Japanese certainly annoying. Most of the garbage containers signed in English, by the way, and is provided with icons - to understand that where you can throw pretty simple
To put on a black tie for a wedding
The last non-obvious. It would seem a trifle for an article, but these stories we have heard several times. It turns out that Japan has not accepted to wear black tie for the wedding - only to the funeral. At the wedding wearing a white or striped. If a foreigner to call for the wedding ceremony, he says is sure to come in black tie. The chances to get to the wedding during a short leisure trip, however, are small. But if go - povyazhite something not black. And you can have fun on the health!
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