Himeji Local Customs

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    Cherry blossom

    by yumyum Written Dec 26, 2007

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    late or early cherry blossom

    Although I visited in autumn I was amazed to see a cherry tree trying to blossom. Cherry blossom time in Japan is extremely popular and if you get the chance you should visit during that time. On TV you will not only see the weather forecast but also the cherry blossom forecast, so that you know exactly where to travel to see them. Cherry blossom time is party time in Japan and you see families everywhere sitting on tarpaulins and picnic.

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    Bonsai trees

    by yumyum Written Dec 26, 2007

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    When I visited Himeji there was a small exhibition of Bonsai trees on the big square by the castle. All over Japan you may see these miniature trees which get their branches chopped off in a special fashion. These trees get very old and can be extremely valuable.

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    Walking their Prairie Dogs

    by mortin21 Written Oct 20, 2006

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    Not necessarily a cultural thing, but this was an interesting sight on the walk to Himeji Castle. Two guys were walking there dressed up prairie dogs (it wasn't even a street entertainer/peddling scheme either).

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    Japanese language.

    by Sharrie Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Japanese language is one of the most complicated! Three types of characters. Anyway, here's some useful phrases to keep in mind in case you need help.

    IN AN EMERGENCY:Help! Tas'kete!
    Stop! Tomete!
    Fire! Kaji!
    Call the police Keisatsu o yonde kudasai!

    Useful Phrases:

    Yes Hai
    No Ie
    Thank you Arigato gozaimasu
    Please Dozo
    Sorry Sumimasen
    Excuse Me Sumimasen
    I don't understand Wakarimasen
    Do you speak English? Eigo o hanashimasuka?
    How are you? Ogenki desu ka ?
    Good morning Ohayo gozaimasu
    Good afternoon Konnichiwa
    Good evening Konbanwa
    Good night Oyasumi nasai
    Good bye Sayonara

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    For more information about the...

    by luciano Written Aug 24, 2002

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    For more information about the castle, especially from an architectonic point of view, check this page: Himeji Castle

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