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RE: Japanese girls and the peace sign

Postby Shibakoen » Mon 10.31.2005 8:02 pm

Don't forget, it's also polite to cover your mouth when you're chatting away on your keitai! I never saw many men doing this, either, but if a woman answered her phone on the train (the nerve!) she'd generally cover her mouth while speaking. I think this also has nothing to do with the quality of the teeth, but just muffling the sound of a conversation. That's one habit I'd gladly welcome hear in the States. What I would give for a quiet evening reading the paper at Starbucks!!!
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RE: Japanese girls and the peace sign

Postby iheartjapan » Fri 12.02.2005 9:46 pm

I have a Japanese exchange student at my school. She sais she only does it when having her picture taken, or if she wins some sort of competition.
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RE: Japanese girls and the peace sign

Postby Suziepoo » Sat 12.03.2005 8:03 am

Japanese people do the peace sign to hide the people in the background.
They don't want the people's faces behind them in the photo so they have no choice but to do peace.
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RE: Japanese girls and the peace sign

Postby L33TNINJA » Sat 12.03.2005 10:12 am

I have lived in Japan for 3 months now and I have seen boys and men also cover their mouths when they laugh. I think it is a modesty thing and/or to not seem rude. If you look at a picture of a westerner laughing out loud then a Japanese person laughing as well, but with a hand covering their mouth, it makes the westerner look really rude looking to me.

and I saw an old man just today on a train covering his mouth while talking on the phone....

I also cover my mouth when I laugh hard.
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RE: Japanese girls and the peace sign

Postby PandanoTake » Thu 06.01.2006 4:01 pm

It's because it's rude to laugh with your mouth open.
as for the peace sign, there's also the "Special piece" where you bend the fingers, like making bunny ears, just...not on someone.

I took a funny picture and gave someone bunny ears, and we had a good laugh about it.

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RE: Japanese girls and the peace sign

Postby Reno » Thu 06.01.2006 4:18 pm

Japanese girls with peace signs actually look cuter too, dont ask me why
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RE: Japanese girls and the peace sign

Postby AJBryant » Thu 06.01.2006 5:56 pm

Married women in Japan ages ago, dyed their teeth black to be less attractive.


Actually, no.

It was a religious thing. Teeth are white. Bone. Bone=death. Disguise the white teeth/bone/death, it's not there.

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RE: Japanese girls and the peace sign

Postby Infidel » Thu 06.01.2006 11:14 pm

what I thought was wierd were guys filing their eye teeth to points.
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RE: Japanese girls and the peace sign

Postby Machina Maw » Fri 06.02.2006 3:30 am

It's not just Japan where they cover their mouths when laughing, for whatever reason. I cover my mouth when laughing, if I'm not completely comfortable with the person/people around me. And I cover my mouth when I yawn, because everyone looks stupid when they yawn.
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RE: Japanese girls and the peace sign

Postby keatonatron » Fri 06.02.2006 12:15 pm

jinksys wrote:
I notice that in alot of pictures that japanese girls often give the peace sign. What does it mean in japan and why do they do it so often?


No one ever knows what to do in pictures.

An easy solution is to just do what everyone else does.
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RE: Japanese girls and the peace sign

Postby jinksys » Fri 06.02.2006 3:07 pm

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RE: Japanese girls and the peace sign

Postby two_heads_talking » Fri 06.02.2006 3:49 pm

there must needs be a ressurection of any dead thread. i think we need to find that gif Tony uses for flogging a dead horse though.. besides, it's your thread, you should have thought about that or looked it up before you asked.. DOH!!!:o
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RE: Japanese girls and the peace sign

Postby jinksys » Fri 06.02.2006 7:47 pm

two_heads_talking wrote:
there must needs be a ressurection of any dead thread. i think we need to find that gif Tony uses for flogging a dead horse though.. besides, it's your thread, you should have thought about that or looked it up before you asked.. DOH!!!:o


I asked almost a year ago! LOL, someone else asked the same question and a mod pointed them to my thread :)

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RE: Japanese girls and the peace sign

Postby keatonatron » Fri 06.02.2006 10:44 pm

JoshM wrote:
Married women in Japan ages ago, dyed their teeth black to be less attractive.


It was quite the opposite. Dark teeth were considered attractive, as you can see in many old films. And if movies aren't reliable enough, you can read about it in the Tale of Genji, the oldest novel ever written.

At one point they talk about how this one man is so attractive because his teeth have rotten to a "lovely dark grey". Women were/are allowed to pay more attention to their appearance than men, so they were the only ones to dye their teeth, but if it were considered manly I'm sure the men would have done it to.
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RE: Japanese girls and the peace sign

Postby Myuka » Sun 06.18.2006 12:44 am

It means vicory.
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