Saturday, 18 May 2013

Japanese Superstitions

Most country do have customs and beliefs that make them distinct as a people , which included with few interesting superstition of Japanese's culture that do have. There are people still believes that these superstitions would happen and bring bad luck to people. Here is some examples of Japanese superstitions:

(a) Do not lie down after your meal or you will turn into a cow 

(b) You will have a shorter life if you sleep with your head facing the north at night.

(c) You will go blind if you don't eat all your rice during your meal.

(d) You will die if you hiccup (An involuntary contraction of the diaphragm) a hundred times in a row.

(e) A broken geta ( Japanese wooden footwear ) will bring you bad luck.

(f) You will get a ghost or snake to pay a visit if you whistle at night.

(g) The number 4 is an unlucky number for Japanese because it pronounced as "shi" , considered 
     as unlucky since it pronounced the same as "death" in Japanese. Besides that number 4, number
     9 is also an unlucky number for them because it is pronounced "ku", have the same 
     pronunciation of the Japanese words for "agony" and "torment".

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