Kanagawa-ken Local Customs

  • The Shrine Worshipped by Quarry Workers
    The Shrine Worshipped by Quarry Workers
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  • One of a minor shrines at Kibune Shrine
    One of a minor shrines at Kibune Shrine
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  • Inari Shrine is one of the common keidaishas
    Inari Shrine is one of the common...
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Kanagawa-ken Local Customs

  • Manhole Covers

    Yokohama Local Customs

    Watch out for the various different manhole covers in Yokohama ! In my 1st photo you will see the manhole-cover that you will find in most places of the modern city of Yokohama, showing the sailingship that is docked as a museum-ship there. The manhole-cover in my 2nd photo can be found mainly in the port-area.

  • Reaction to Foreigners

    Yokohama Local Customs

    Lots have novels have been set in Japan in the second half of the 19th century - from the arrival of Commodore Perry's Black Ships in 1853 to the rapid industrialisation of the country towards the end of the century - but one of the best for historical accuracy is James Clavell's monumental 'Gai-jin'. It runs to 1500 pages - and counting! - but...

  • Gratuity

    Yokohama Local Customs

    You don't need to give tips to the waiter or waitresses when they have it in the bill for service charge. By the way,in Japan when buying, the tax is not yet included so don't be surprise if the tag price is different to the one you have paid. Some helpful Tips English Japanese Help!   Tas'kete! Stop! Tomete! Fire! Kaji! Call the police...

  • Town Security

    Yokohama Local Customs

    Yokohama is a safe city and nowhere I ever had the feeling that we might get into trouble, not even in the port-area, that might normally be a bit dangerous in other parts of the world. There were almost no people in the streets, no drug-addicts but at a very few places I saw homeless people sleeping somewhere in the shade of a building like in my...

  • Elections

    Yokohama Local Customs

    A democracy is a form of government in which the people, either directly or indirectly, take part in governing. However, the term is also sometimes used as a measurement of how much influence a people has over their government, as in how much democracy exists. The word democracy originates from the Greek "demos" meaning "the people" and "kratein"...

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