The Japanese repair broken pottery with gold lacquer to highlight imperfections. The process is called Kintsugi. The art of Kintsugi teaches that broken objects are not something to hide but to display with pride.
Japan’s rail workers use pointing-and-calling, a system of associating one’s tasks with physical movements and vocalizations to prevent errors. It is known to reduce workplace errors by up to 85 percent, according to one 1996 study.
One thing I have heard about Japan, is that if you’re an American, you may stand out because of, among other things, your height.
And these people definitely learned that Japan is not really built for tall folks. These pics oughta give you a good laugh.
1. He’s REALLY tall
2. Stands out in a crowd
4. Great memories
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Life being tall in Japan. Brett, I know @octoberjams loved having a fellow tall person to experience this with. Side note: this was a hit with the crowd and there were lots of giggles! #caseberesinjapan #yoyogipark #thaifestivaltokyo #friendship #giggles #thattalllife #tallinJapan
5. Watch out
6. Shark bait
7. Friends who duck together…
9. Cut off
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Everytime I visit japan I feel like I don't fit in…I wonder why?? #tall #tallgirl #tallinjapan #tallgirlinjapan #awkwardlean #tallgirlproblem #blond #traditionalclothes #funny #relatable #laugh #funnypicture #longlegs #日本 #日本語 #背が高い #kimono 着物 #tsuruga #つるが #高い #写真 #モデル #model
10. Raise the roof
11. Mind your dome
— 2tall.com (@2tall) September 5, 2017
12. Be careful
13. Tear it down
15. Come down a few inches
Watch your head!
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People in Japan are renting cars, but not to drive them anywhere. Car rental companies looked into it and discovered that people were using them to take naps, eat lunch, do work, change clothes, recharge cell phones, and store things (when storage lockers at train stations weren’t available).
Okinawa has some of the longest living people on earth, and it has the highest rate of people over a hundred in the world. Two thirds of them are still living independently at the age of 97. Okinawans have also been found to have low rates of heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes. According to […]
Spring is in the air all around, and after a long and dreary winter, it’s truly a delight to see all of nature in bloom again. This time of year is truly a magical season, but it’s especially gorgeous in Japan.
There’s a natural tendency for most of us to think of cherry blossom when we picture springtime in Japan, but today we’re here to put the spotlight on something we think is JUST as magical (if not more) – wisteria vines.
Wisteria plants grow long, flowering vines with flowers of various shades including white, yellow, pale blue, pink, and purple. Throughout Japan, there are several gorgeous wisteria gardens with man-made canopies for the plants to spread out on.
One of the most popular wisteria gardens in Japan is the Kawachi Wisteria Garden, located in the northern end of Kyusu Island. This private garden is only open to the public during wisteria season (April-May) and the maple leaf season in the fall.
The garden’s most prominent features are two 330-foot tunnels draped by 22 different varieties of wisteria plants.
Ok, definitely adding this to my bucket list.
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Japan is giving its elderly population discounts on ramen if they give up their drivers licenses.
Japanese vending machines are operated to dispense drinking water free of charge when the water supply gets cut off during a disaster.
Japan is making all of its medals for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics out of discarded electronics.