Follow the rules, recycle
In Japan, the rules for disposing of garbage are quite strict. Each neighborhood has its own pick-up schedule .
If garbage is put out on the wrong day, or if types of garbage are mixed, the collectors will most probably refuse to pick it up.
This includes pieces of metal or glass, china, rubber, Styrofoam and plastic packages or wrappings, plastic 'pet' bottles, shampoo bottles, and the like.
This includes regular household trash such as paper, diapers, clothes, wood, food waste, and so on.
Food waste should preferably be put in a plastic bag (such as those from convenience stores or supermarkets) and tied up before being thrown away.
This keeps the smell from the garbage from attracting flies or scavenging animals such as crows or stray cats, which rip open the bags in their search for food.
This include cans and bottles, such as soda cans and bottles, and cans from canned foods.
These should be rinsed out before being placed in the garbage, again to avoid attracting pests.
Many neighborhoods also have collection points where things such as glass bottles and cans, Styrofoam, and newspapers/magazines can be taken for recycling.
These can be found by simply looking for the bins in front of supermarkets and convenience stores.
What to wear at japanese weedings...
Japanese weddings consists of short ceremonies(KEKKON SHIKI) atended by a few relatives and friends followed by a LARGE RECEPTION(KEKKON HIROEN) and a sit down dinner attended by large numbers of people related to the families..
Unless specifically invited to the CEREMONY itself, guests are USUALLY invited to just the reception....
One should arrive in advance of the appointed time...
The standard dress for guess attending wedding ceremonies and receptions is aimed at not competing with the bride and groom..
Japanese men USUALLY own a formal BLACK suit that they reserve for such occasion…They wear white shirts and white ties…
MARRIED Japanese women MAY own a black kimono with a design in GOLD and other colors for these occasions..
The YOUNGER generations, the unmarried and NON Japanese may not have such attire and it is perfectly acceptable to wear other clothing..
For women, this includes a nice knee length dress or suit and blouse..
For men, a regular dark business suit and tie are ok…
Black suit in the western world mean a FORMAL wedding but not in japan....Black suit are always worn..no matter what..
How small can you get
Is a horticultural art unique to Japan, whereby grasses and trees are transplanted into small earthware containers and are grown into desired shapes....
Although there are many different plant varieties, the pine, maple, plum are very common..
Care for a bonsai consists of selecting the appropriate type of soil, fertilizer, periodical repotting, wiring the branches or trunk to control the shape and pruning...
A period of one or two years is not enough to allow bonsai to grow into the right shape...It takes many years sometimes decades of nurturing....
Gosho dolls were of noble descent....the name means "palace doll"..It originated in the Kyoto Imperial palace..
Under the "Age of the Shogun", each lord had to visit the shogun in Edo (tokyo) every year and pledge his loyalty and pay tribute..He often stopped by the Emperor's palace in Kyoto on his trip and left the Gosho doll which was a "token gift."...(not worth much, but important to show respect, a symbolic gift, a gesture)..
The oldest kinds were made of clay covered with a paste and powdered oyster shell..The doll's features were painted on this..Most of these dolls were chuby, almost naked little boys of about 5 years of age with white skin and large heads..
It was not a plaything, but a wish for strong and healthy male offspring, and also a wish for a safe trip home.. The dolls were like good luck charms..
Ladies of the court kept them as fertility charms, hoping to have sons....For the Emperor, too, who wanted to have a male heir, they were good luck..
Originally these dolls were for the upper classes, but they became popular among the city dwellers....
Most ranged in size from a few inches to about one foot...
Yaizu is a sleepy little fishing port...About 10 minutes ride from shizuoka city station...
The city was founded on March 1 1951..
Yaizu is one of the oldest locality names appeared in Japanese history because prince YAMATO TAKERU (click)of the 4th century was nearly killed by a surrounding fire put by his foes on a trip to conquer eastern Japan.
Yaizu means "burning harbor"
Yaizu is famous for BONITO and TUNA fishes..Every morning there is a fish auction at YAIZU PORT..
even the manhole around town has the design.with a Tuna.....:)