superstition

9 Intriguing and Spooky Japanese Superstitions You Might Not Know Of

Every country and culture have their own superstitions that they learn from birth or from growing up and are part of their identity. For example, in the UK, our superstitions include not stepping on the cracks and not walking under ladders or you’ll get bad luck. Japan has their own superstitions and beliefs, some of…

Do You Have the Masukake Line? Here’s What the Japanese Say it Means!

How much do you know about palm reading? Do you believe that the lines on your hand signify anything about your future? It is unclear where fortune-telling using palms began, although people claim either Egypt or the Far East. In Japan, there is a belief that if you have a certain special palm line that…

3 Night-time Superstitions in Japan

Japan has many of its own superstitions that you can often hear about in travel guides and TV shows, such as not leaving chopsticks in your rice, and number 4 being unlucky, but what other superstitions are lurking in the minds of the Japanese? Creepy, unexplained images of bad luck that are often forgotten, until…

3 peculiar Japanese superstitions

Even in a place as technologically advanced as Japan, there are still some old world beliefs and superstitions. Whether you believe in them or not, they are still not discounted from the culture. From the fascinating to the strange, here are 3 peculiar superstitions still alive and well in Japan. 1. Blood Types jp.fotolia.com/ Not…

10 spooky Japanese Superstitions

Though most of the people do not admit that they believe in ghosts, superstitions are flourishing all around the world. The beliefs, that something supernatural is controlling happenings, or that there is some unwritten law for the natural process of linking events, are somehow accepted by us, even though they have often been maintained for…

Japanese Superstitions: The Basics

Every country has it’s own superstitions ingrained in its culture. These beliefs whether real or not often times define and shape our culture. Japan has its own set of superstitions. Knowing some of these basic superstitions can help you in better assimilating or avoiding an embarrassing moment in your travels and life in Japan. If…