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Famous Facts

100

These little waving figures are placed in shop windows to invite money in.

What is a money cat / manekineko?

100

This type of wagyu beef is named for the town it comes from.

What is kobe?

100

After school, Japanese students often go here to study even more.

What is a cram school?

100

It is the play for the masses that is less intellectual, more realistic and sensational.

What is kabuki?

100

When entering someone's house, it is polite to take off your _________.

What are shoes?

200

The national sport of Japan.

What is sumo wrestling?

200

This food is made from fermented soybeans, and is an acquired taste.

What is natto?

200

The most common mode of public transportation in Japan.  Millions use it every day.

What is the bullet train / shinkansen?

200

The Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures.

What is origami?

200

The currency of Japan.

What is yen?

300

On New Years Day, parents and relatives often give children this.

What is money/otoshidama?

300

Pounded sweet rice, often filled with red bean paste.

What is mochi?

300

It is the national theatrical play of Japan that was said to be invented by the gods.

What is Noh?

300

It is the Japanese art of flower arranging. It focuses on harmony, color use, rhythm, and simple design.

What is ikebana?

300

The site of the first WWII bombing, now hosts the Peace Memorial Museum.

What is Hiroshima?

400

On this holiday, the Japanese write their wishes on slips of paper and tie them to bamboo trees. Also called the "Star Festival."

What is Tanabata?

400

Daily Double!!

This crop has been harvested in Japan for over 2,000 years and is a staple in the Japanese diet.

400

The unofficial national flower, but also the national tree of Japan that signals the coming of spring.

What is Sakura / Cherry Blossoms?

400

This is a popular entertainment activity for people of all ages that focuses on singing.

What is a karaoke?

400

The capital city and also the largest city of Japan.

What is Tokyo?

500

This well-known custom is the equivalent of shaking hands.

What is bowing?

500

This is considered the most popular food of Japan, and can usually be found on a conveyor belt.

What is sushi?

500

A robe with wide sleeves and a sash, part of the traditional costume of Japanese women and men.

What is a kimono?

500

This city is where you go if you like anime, manga, video games, technology, etc.

What is Akihabara / Electric Town?

500

It is where Japan's highest point lies, and is known to be its highest mountain.

What is Mount Fuji?