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Tofugu — A Japanese Culture & Language Blog. Etiquette in Japan - Wikipedia. The code of etiquette in Japan governs the expectations of social behavior in the country and is considered very important.

Etiquette in Japan - Wikipedia

Like many social cultures, etiquette varies greatly depending on one's status relative to the person in question. Many books instruct readers on its minutiae. Bathing[edit] Bathing is an important part of the daily routine in Japan. Baths are for relaxing, and the body must be cleaned and scrubbed before entering the bathtub or furo. In homes with small tubs, family members bathe one by one, in order of seniority, traditionally starting with the oldest male or the oldest person in the household (grandmother may bathe before the father of the house). Bathtubs are increasingly common in modern Japanese homes, but there are still many small and old apartments in cities that do not have bathtubs, so public bathhouses called sentō are common.

Onsen (温泉) translates into the English phrase hot spring. Bowing[edit] Bowing (お辞儀, o-jigi?) Making payment[edit] Bentō[edit] Learn Japanese Online for Free at The Japanese Page! Welcome to Okayama Prefecture's Web Page! - 岡山県ホームページ. Japanese dolls - Wikipedia. Japanese doll of a courtesan Dolls (人形, ningyō?

Japanese dolls - Wikipedia

, lit. "human form") are one of the traditional Japanese crafts. There are various types of traditional dolls, some representing children and babies, some the imperial court, warriors and heroes, fairy-tale characters, gods and (rarely) demons, and also people of the daily life of Japanese cities. Many have a long tradition and are still made today, for household shrines, for formal gift-giving, or for festival celebrations such as Hinamatsuri, the doll festival, or Kodomo no Hi, Children's Day. History[edit] There may be a continuity in the making of the dogū, humanoid figures, by the ancient Jōmon culture in Japan (8000-200 BC) and in the Haniwa funerary figures of the subsequent Kofun culture (around 300-600 AD).

In the early eleventh century, around the peak of the Heian period, several types of dolls had already been defined, as known from Lady Murasaki's novel "The Tale of Genji". Types[edit] References[edit] Hinamatsuri - Wikipedia. "Girls Day" redirects here.

Hinamatsuri - Wikipedia

For the pop music group, see Girl's Day. Hinamatsuri (雛祭り, Hina-matsuri?) , also called Doll's Day or Girls' Day, is a special day in Japan.[1] Hinamatsuri is celebrated each year on March 3.[2] Platforms covered with a red carpet are used to display a set of ornamental dolls (雛人形, hina-ningyō?) Representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period.[3]