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Nihon no katachi: Shazai

The Japanese Tradition: Apologies

The Japanese Tradition: Entschuldigung

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THE JAPANESE TRADITION: SHAZAI

A brief introduction to the finer points of bowing and the fine art of apologising - that is sadly completely misunderstood. This is graphic artist Junji Kojima's and well-known comic Kentaro Kobayoshi's version of how an imaginary American travel company might prepare US tourists for the unknown customs prevalent in the land of cherry blossom.

Japan 2006, 4 min

by

Namikibashi (Junji Kojima, Kentaro Kobayashi)

with

Kentaro Kobayashi

World Sales

Asmik Ace Entertainment Inc.