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Why Are Young Japanese People Becoming More Skeptical About Weddings and Funerals?

Japanese marriages and funerals are considered to be some of the most expensive in the world. This has been a traditional practice for all people of different backgrounds. In recent studies, though, many of the younger generations are becoming more skeptical about these traditions. Concern about monetary issues remained a key discussion point. sbs.com.au/ Marriage…

Kagami Biraki: A Traditional Ceremony to Open Sake Barrels

Have you heard of a Japanese traditional ceremony known as kagami biraki? Kagami means “mirror” while biraki means “to open” so kagami biraki means “opening the mirror”. How does one open a mirror exactly? Actually, the Japanese people do not open mirrors during this ceremony. There are two versions of kagami biraki – one where…

Seijin–Shiki: The Japanese Coming Of Age Day

In every culture, there is a day in which young boys and girls become adults. Coming of age days are very important in a societal sense. For the Japanese this day is called “Seijin-Shiki”. The coming of age is held for many college students who are thriving to be recognized as adults by their family…

University Graduation Ceremonies in Japan

The start of spring also signals the end of some things, and April graduation is one yearly event thousands of young people look forward to. University graduation ceremonies are often held on the last week of March in Japan. As one may expect, graduation ceremonies are fancy affairs, as young adults celebrate the completion of…

Japanese Kimono Ceremony to Celebrate Coming of Age

Do you want to drink alcohol such as sake, wine or etc at Japan? You must wait until you are coming of age. When is it? After you reach your twenty years old birthday, you will be allowed to drink alcohol there. So, it means that the time when you turn into 20, there will…