The Japanese Way of Life II

  • 1. "Carp Streamer", Koinobori (鯉のぼり)

    Carp streamer are windsocks traditionally flown in Japan to celebrate "Children's Day" on May 5.
    What do Koinobori express?

  • 2. The Most Important Flower in the Culture of Japan

    This blossom is very popular in Japan and Japanese art. It's ...

  • 3. The Izakaya (居酒屋) Lantern

    An izakaya is ...

  • 4. This building is ...

  • 5. 〒

    What kind of building is this?

  • 6. Oni (鬼)

    In Japanese folklore, the oni is ...

  • 7. Tengu (天狗) Mask

    Such folkloristic masks are ubiquitous in culture in Japan. But they also often appear in Anime/Mangas and in computer games.
    A typical Short Message of a Japanese User including the Emoji could be:

  • 8. The Diamond With A Dot Inside

    This is a very popular Emoji in Japan. It's used to say that something or somebody is ...

  • 9. Glass Bell

    This glass bell with a strip of paper is ...

  • 10. Tsukimi (月見)

    Moon Viewing Ceremonies are held each year in autumn to celebrate the full moon and waxing moon in Japan.
    The white spheres in the Emoji are Tsukimi dangos, which are

  • 11. Tanabata (七夕) Tree

    Tanabata, also known as the "Star Festival", is a Japanese celebration which takes place on the seventh day of the seventh month.
    To celebrate Tanabata, Japanese are hanging up paper slips (tanzaku). A tanzaku is labelled with ...

  • 12. Torii (鳥居)

    A Torii is most commonly found ...

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