What do you think of when talking about Japan?
To be able to choose a specific feature of this rising country, it is probably very difficult because in each field it has a different representative such as music, nature, competition … Today, let’s join LocoBee Discover about 10 symbols of this Japan!
1. National flag
Under Japanese law the flag is called Nishouki (日 章 旗) and is commonly called Hi no maru (日 の 丸).
Song titled Kimigayo (君 が 代)
Part of the lyrics are as follows:
き み が よ は
に よ に や ち よ に
さ ざ れ い し の
て わ お と な り て
3. Coat of arms
4. National tree
National tree is also not regulated in Japanese law but Sakura – cherry tree is considered representative of Japan.
5. National bird
Pheasant is considered a national representative bird. Male pheasant represents bravery, female pheasant typical for motherhood.
6. Musical instrument
Wakoto, shamisen, shakuhachi and Japanese drums are considered traditional instruments of this country.
7. Department of national competition
The national sport is Sumo although it is not regulated by Japanese law.
8. National flower
By law, Japan does not have a national flower, but customs, chrysanthemums and cherry blossoms are the two flowers representing this country.
9. Phu Si mountain
The representative of Japanese beauty is not to be missed at Fujisan – Mount Fuji.
10. Maneki Neko
Maneki Neko (lucky cat) is hunted by many young people for the meaning of bringing luck and prosperity in business. Therefore, the “taking” cats of type “hand goods” from Japan itself will make the recipient extremely touched.
Everywhere, souvenir shops are selling Maneki Neko with all shapes, sizes, types, static form to run batteries and wave. With a limited budget, small-sized cats with a soft price to decorate the desk will be an appropriate choice. If you want to be “genuine”, you can visit Gotoku temple, the original place of Maneki Neko.