This short film has just about everything about Japanese culture in one cute story: “yuru-kyara” mascots, seemingly fragile yet quite strong old ladies, very funny inefficiences within an efficient society, conformity, earthquakes, elevator girls, technology, traditional bento shops, modern shopping malls, very helpful people (or at least they’re trying to be) working together to overcome difficulties.
Today is 7/10 — which can be read as “natto” so it has become natto day, one of the “faux-lidays” Japan is so famous for.
What’s your favorite way to eat natto?
What other “faux-lidays” do you know about?
You can read this article about Japanese school rules in English, Japanese, Spanish, Arabic and Russian:
- New Organization Takes On Unreasonable Rules in Japan’s Schools (from nippon.com)
Some of the rules ⬇. Did you have any of these? Did you have any other rules, reasonable or unreasonable?