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Japanese new year tradition

Speaking of Japanese traditions, you have to keep in mind that the Japanese did not go systems around the clock and do not honor the national historical values. Although honor! I like that you always have the choice of style in almost any situation: a cabin on a passenger ferry from South to North can be European-style (bed) or Japanese (tatami and futon), tea at the restaurant – black English or any Japanese, as is the case with the interiors, toys, kitchenware – practically with everything. In this case, if we take, for example, a large firm, which is engaged in any conservative activity, or major holiday – there will likely prefer a traditional Japanese style of etiquette, customs and gifts. And no one will confuse what is European and what is Japanese.

The tradition of presenting Christmas gifts is also two immiscible stream: “Christmas gift” and the traditional Japanese greetings. Caps of Santa Claus boots with sweets – this in bulk, but always and everywhere there will be the opportunity to sign Japanese postcard, as expected, and to choose befitting etiquette, Japanese gift. I have no Japanese hangouts (sounds crazy, but such a life is also possible), so I never received nor sent such greetings myself, so may not know Continue reading