Sunday, November 11, 2012
Japanese habit/custom ~5~ omimai
When you go to hospital to see the injured person, what do you bring for your family or friends?
"Omimai" means "going to hospital to see someone".
Japanese people bring fruits or flowers when we go to hospital to see the injured people.
But there are some taboo in Japanese culture.
A potted plant is one of the taboo.
Because a potted plant take root, people associate that the disease hang on for a long time.
A chrysanthemum is one of the taboo.
Because Japanese people decorate the room with chrysanthemums at the funeral.
A camellia is taboo.
Because whole of petal fall all together at once.
It is said this associate with people's death.
Do you have any taboo like these in your culture?
Thanks for reading. Please give me any advices.