「夫婦箸」, Meotobashi chopsticks

It’s a typical Japanese gift. Although, chopsticks is wildly used in Asia, but Japanese do push chopsticks to a remarkable level in everyday life. They use chopsticks as gifts, and they developed a strict theory of chopsticks manner, which is much more strict then Chinese or other Asia countries. For example, in almost every Japanese family, every member of the family has his/her own fixed chopsticks and bowl. I did not see any other countries in Asia has such a manner.

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A typical Japanese chopsticks[From Wikipedia]

Meotobashi, some kind of gift chopsticks, is wildly used as present to new couples when they get married. It’s usually placed in a beautiful box with 2 pairs of chopsticks. Same color, same design, some of them have the same length, and some have a shorter pair for woman. Means husband and wife will always, yes, they mean this life, eat the meal by this pair of chopsticks together.

2 typical Meotobashi from taketoro.co.jp

If you want to have some Japanese gifts for your friends, especially for a couple, you can take this choice, and explain this to them, I am pretty sure they will be happy with this.

Something funny in Japan.

Oh, It’s written in Chinese.

Some funny stuffs you might not know about Japan.

[Original Post: Xiaochun]

在日本待久了,会发现一些比较有意思的知识,虽然可有可无,但有的时候也许也能派上用场

1,日本著名的激安の殿堂,日文是:ドンキホーテ,中文的意思是:堂吉诃德

2,SMAP其实是由6个人组成的,还有一个人后来退出去参加了赛车比赛。他们所在的事务所ジャニーズ的社长,后来想尽一切办法,抹杀这个人的存在。包括现在电视台放出的所有以前的录像片段里面,都要求尽量剪辑所有这个人出现过的场面。

3,所有以“わ”开头的汽车,都是レンタカー(租的车)

4,在手机的键盘上面按“*#06#”会显示手机的制造番号,拿出手机电池,会看到写有这个号码的纸条。(这个方法国内手机同样实用)日本所有有照相功能的手机,拍照时候的效果音都无法关掉,主要是为了防止偷拍。

5,所有ベットボトル(塑料饮料瓶)的底色,都是无色透明的

6,只有100%纯度的饮料,才可以在饮料的表面上,印上这个水果半切开的图片。换句话说,只要有半切开的水果,印在饮料包装上面,这个饮料一定是100%纯度的。

7,你永远听不到东京迪斯尼乐园员工和你说的一句话是:“いらっしゃいませ”

8,根据日本目前的法律,你在电视,电车还有因特网上面,永远看不到香烟的广告

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