02 Japanese Culture

Bowing お辞儀

It is said that Japanese people started bowing around 500-800 years ago when Buddhism was introduced from China. In those days, bowing was a sign of status. For example, those who welcomed people of higher status would bow low to show that they were not a threat to them. Such scenes are often seen in historical movies and plays. In modern Japan, bowing is used in a variety of ways. It is a social skill that all Japanese people, from children to adults, must learn, as it is used to express gratitude, requests, congratulations, and apologies to others.


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