Japanese Amazing Facts Part III
In Japan, there is an annual “Festival of the Steel Phallus” or the Penis Festival.
Crooked teeth in Japan are considered attractive. Girls spend money to go to the dentist and have their teeth un-straightened.
A trip to Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) is a Christmas Tradition in Japan.
Haiku poetry in Japan is the shortest in the world consisting of only 17 syllables.
Japan has produced 18 Nobel Prized winners in chemistry, medicine, and physics.
Origami is the art of folding paper to create objects or animals. It is a Japanese tradition that is important in many celebrations.
Ikebana, the Japanese traditional art of flower arrangement, focuses on harmony, color use, rhythm, and simple yet elegant design.
Geisha means the “persons of the arts”. The first geisha were actually men.
Japan is the home of many different forms of martial arts. Some of these forms of martial arts include Karate, Judo, Sumo, Ninjutsu, Kendo, Jujutsu, and Aikido.
Sakura is the Japanese terms for flowering cherry trees, which produces cherry blossom in Japan. As the cherry trees produce cherry blossoms, Japanese have this tradition called hanami. This tradition lets Japanese have a picnic under a blooming cherry tree to view and honor the beauty of cherry blossoms.
Japan has low homicide rate per year but has high suicide rate. Many of those who commit suicide are young adults. Primary factors leading to high suicide rate in Japan are depression and financial hardship. The traditional suicide spot in Japan is in the Aokigahara forest at Mount Fuji’s base.