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The differences between temples and shrines
Shinto altars in Buddhist temples, Buddhist statues in Shinto shrines, the places of worship of the two great religions in Japan are sometimes mixed.
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Blood type in Japan
The question "What's your blood type?" inevitably comes up in conversation with the Japanese. Be careful, this question is important!
France to Tokyo
Paris and Tokyo are twinned, but it's like: the Japanese capital does not hide his love for France.
The Ainu of Japan
Indigenous people of northern Japan, the Ainu have long suffered from Japanese expansionism before getting, belatedly, the right to protect and promote their culture.
5 Famous Japanese Legends
Legends have always been a means of rationalizing the world and providing explanations for the habits and customs of a culture.
The original religion of Japan is Shinto, worshiping the forces of nature.
Shinrin-yoku: forest bathing
Silvotherapy ("forest bathing") is now known and practiced in many countries around the globe.
The Japanese are crazy about mascots. Cities, companies, brands, sports teams, all proudly display their emblem. So much that we sometimes forget what's what and who's who...
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