Please remove your shoes when you enter the temple
Yes, you have to remove your shoes before entering the Ushiku Daibutsu. There are plastic bags at the front door where you put your shoes on.
The tourist guide will tell you to do so if you didn't read the sign at the main door. She will tell you that in order to protect the carpet of the Ushiku Daibutsu, visitors should remove their shoes or slippers.
You have to carry the plastic bag with your shoes on the whole time you are visiting. That was the problem I had, so make sure to bring a backpack to put your shoes on.
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Blaming others for own faults. Not in Japan
I am asked or almost on daily basis about how is like to live in Japan? "Two extremes!" I 've been told, regarding my "Latin culture" and the Japanese ways.
Well , it is not that different if you pay attention to the details and forget a little bit about the many times digested predjuices you could have about Far East and "Latin Culture". But there is, indeed, a big difference in how the regular Japanese citizen tackles certain problems. In case of failure or accident, the Japanese would never automatically blaim others to save face and responsability. Perhaps, very innocently, it will make an introspective analysis of his/her faults and will come up with a more balanced view. If it has to accept a degree of responability, or the whole responsability, it will.
I have learned a lot in this in 20 years, but I do recognize that I still get very upset when I have to deal with western people that automatically blaim others, and happily call name others, when failure and/or accidents occurred because their own faults.
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