Dec 10, 2012

Let's study "Japanese custom"condescension-

Hello, This is Yuki @ Shinjuku Business Garden.

How was your weekend?
I stayed at home whole day during the usual.
It was snowing at my home town Shinga!
How about your place?

Last week, I wrote about Japanese way of cerebrating New Year.
This week, I will write about "Condescension".

You may confuse this tricky custom when you come to Japan.
Japanese people consider condescension as a virtue.

The most popular example of condescension is.....
When people give the present to someone, we mostly say

"たいした物ではありませんが、、(Taishta monodeha arimasenga)"

It's not fancy, but I got it for you....

We don't really mean it, but it is the formal way to say
when we give something to someone.

Well, this is kind of tricky custom!

See you next week!


Let's study "Japanese custom"! series
No.1 -Year-end gift -giving tradition-
No.3-New Year!-

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