Cultural References

The series sometimes touches on things that are commonplace in Japanese society, but have no equivalent to compare them to in the rest of the world. This sometimes causes confusion, or makes a joke difficult to understand. Hopefully this section will shed some light on your cultural quandaries.

Mythology & Folklore
Asura
Ushi no Koku Mairi
Momotaro
Oni
Tanuki
Yamata no Orochi

Japanese Living
Japanese Schools
Clothing
Dolls
Inkstone & Inkstick
Language
Misogi, Mizugori & Uchimizu
Noren
Sento & Onsen
Ojigi Bito
Civil Engineer

Food
Okonomiyaki
Soba
Tea Ceremony
Milky

Retro Pop Culture
Hand Gestures
The Heno Heno Moheji
Karuta & Hanafuda
Kingyo-Sukui
Shogi & Go
Louise Brooks
J.C. Leyendecker
Romeo & Juliet (1968)
Tiger Mask
Oyoge Yutaro
Obocchama-kun

History, Heritage
& Religion
Hane-tsuki
Butsudan
Jizo
Joya-no-Kane
Kamidana
Kendo
Sousui
Kunoichi
Kuroko
Seven Lucky Gods
Shinai
Sneaking Mask
Machibikeshi
Kuidaore Taro
Swimming Techniques


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