Japan has always had a reputation for its distinctive culture and unique traditions, and for visitors spending time in the Land of the Rising Sun, it can feel like an intimidating submersion into a cultural ice bucket. As an island nation with a long history of isolation, many aspects of the culture developed completely unaffected by outside influences. Feudal samurai ideals clash with cutting-edge technology; elderly survivors who have endured the full wrath of the atomic bomb mix with teenagers in Pokemon outfits. Without a doubt, Japan is one of the most innovative and creative societies in the world. After all, where else can you find trains that travel at speeds upwards of mph, or toilets that play music as you go about your business?
Bizarre Japanese Traditions You Won't Believe Are Real - Klook Blog
While we all know and love the Japanese for their delicious cuisine, beautiful temples and kimonos, the Japanese are also famous being pretty strange. Most noteworthy is their crazy festivals, traditions and competitions! These include pitting crying babies against each other and painting faces on their bellies. Recently making the news is even a competition where they break tea tables! Read on to find out some of these whacky traditions and why they exist. This baby crying competition involves two sumo wrestlers each holding up a baby each.
While Japanese food is certainly delicious and popular all around the world, there are also some questionable dishes that aren't too popular with people from other countries. We usually bring you news about delicious Japanese snacks , Japanese candy and theme cafes like the Pokemon Cafe or the Vampire Cafe but today we're back with something completely different! In this blog post you can read about the top 10 of weirdest Japanese food!