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TheBrainSai1
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The Japanese sitting and house w

Post by TheBrainSai1 » Tue 09.26.2006 2:53 pm

Hi i decided to live in Nipon from the age of 6 or 7 and had the idea on the age of 4 when i read a book for kids about Japan i'm israerujin (Israeli) and i want to know how to sit the traditional way of Nihonjun and the house style too and if you have any idea about which writing style is used in which places and things that would really help too
Doumo Arigato Gozaimasu :) :o :D ;)

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Post by paul_b » Tue 09.26.2006 2:59 pm

Try this wikipedia link for Japanese sitting.

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Post by magma » Tue 09.26.2006 3:02 pm

座布団一枚!

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Post by Oyaji » Wed 09.27.2006 10:32 am

And this is a good site for learning about Japanese homes. I especially recommend viewing the Virtual Japanese House. It has a fun little quiz.
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Post by TheBrainSai1 » Wed 09.27.2006 2:19 pm

arigato

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Post by Ezrach » Wed 09.27.2006 10:25 pm

Out of curiosity, how old are you TheBrainSai1?

Unless you attend a formal tea ceremony, or an engagement announcement between families, you won't be too offensive with the way you sit. Sometimes the older generation will be picky about sitting with one leg up. For the most part, stick to sitting on your knees or sitting cross-legged, whichever is more comfortable. The safest thing to do is just copy what everyone is doing around you.

The writing system is the same throughout Japan (you'll need about 2,000 kanji under your belt to read the average newspaper article), but the speech style varies.

And, it's a little late, but Shana Tova!

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RE: The Japanese sitting and house w

Post by two_heads_talking » Thu 09.28.2006 9:18 am

as for sitting in most environments, start out sitting the most proper, more than likely your host will ask you to sit more comfortably.. as such a time you can sit in a more relaxed position.

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