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Geography Hyouka, cherry blossom
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Do You Know National Flowers of Japan? Cherry Blossom and What is the Other One?

As many of you know, the national flower of Japan is “桜” (さくら, Sakura), cherry blossom. But do you know that there’s another one? “菊” (きく, Kiku), chrysanthemum is also Japan’s national flower.

Cherry blossom and chrysanthemum have different meanings and roles as national flower. Cherry blossom is symbol of Japanese culture. On the other hand, chrysanthemum is symbol of the emperor of Japan and the imperial family. They’ve used the image of chrysanthemum as the imperial crest for a long time.

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Japanese School Life: Anime vs Reality Compared by a Japanese Person Studying for 16 Years

When you see some Japanese cultures like Japanese school uniforms, Japanese school lunch, Japanese school clubs in anime, you would wonder if there is any difference between school life in anime and in real life. In this article, I, a Japanese person who has studied in Japan for 16 years, will tell you Japanese school facts with Japanese sensibilities. You’ll see the social structure in Japan, like the academic background-oriented society and Japanese job-hunting system as well as the real school life that anime never tells you.

Food Charlotte,Soba in Standing
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Where can I Eat “Tachi gui soba” (Soba in Standing) in Japan?

The easiest way is to go to rain stations. Not all the stations has “Tachi gui soba” (Soba in Standing) shops but major ones tend to have one. The reason why there is a soba stand at a station is to meet the needs of the busy office workers to have their lunch easily and quickly.
School Charlotte, Winter Uniform Summer Uniform
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When do Japanese Students Change from Winter Uniform to Summer One?

The lunar calendar and the astronomy are also used to divide seasons in Japan, for your information. The point is that it begins to become hot in May at the earliest, and the heat stays till October in Japan. That is why, in general, 1st June is set as the date to change from winter uniforms to summer, and 1st October is to change the other way around.
School Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha,Juku
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Why Do Japanese Junior High School Students Go to Juku for High School Exams?

That’s because they would like to get into the best possible high school. This leads them into the best possible university. It will also result in letting them find the best possible employer. There are some arguments whether this whole idea is good for the students or not, also right or not. It is however widely known in Japan.
Food Emiya-san Chi no Kyou no Gohan, Japanese Grilled Fish
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How can We eat Japanese Grilled Fish Gracefully?

Although Japanese love meat-actually people are quite inclined to meat than fish-Japanese traditional food culture is invariably based on fish. As simplicity is always the main idea of Japanese culture, fish as well is to be prepared simply; grilled, poached or steamed using simple seasonings-hardly fried, thus Japanese food is considered healthy.

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