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Akashi Kaikyō Bridge, also called “Pearl Bridge”, is located inJapan and is considered to be Japan’s finest engineering feat.Akashi Kaikyō Bridge is the world’s longest suspension bridge inthe world. It took twelve years to build it. One of its features isthat it is very strong and can withstand earthquakes and harshsea conditions.
Asakusa Kannon Temple, which is also known as “Sensoji” is aBuddhist temple located in Tokyo. Asakusa is very well knownfor various temples in which Asakusa Kannon Temple is themost famous and also the oldest temple of Tokyo. Eachtemple hosts a festival each year during the month of May.
Daibutsu in Japanese means Great Buddha. It is madeof bronze and it is located in the Kotokuin temple, oneof the most famous Buddhist temples .
Mount Fuji, which is known as Japan’s highestmountain. Mount Fuji is a great tourist landmark whereadventurous sport like climbing most often takes place.
Traditional Japanese houses are madeof wood and supported by woodenpillars. Two big differences fromWestern homes are that shoes are notworn inside the house and that atleast one room tends to be designedin the Japanese style with a tatamifloor.Shoes are taken off when entering ahouse to keep the floor clean. Thegenkan, or entrance serves as a placefor removing, storing and putting onshoes. People tend to put on slippersfor indoor use as soon as they havetaken off their shoes.
The word for “meal” in Japanese isgohan. This word actually refers tosteamed rice. Rice is an importantfood to the Japanese . A traditionalJapanese meal consists of a serving ofplain, white rice, along with a maindish (fish or meat), some kind of sidedish (cooked vegetables) and soup.Japanese use chopsticks to eat
Traditional Japanese Clothing
The traditional dress is thekimono. Kimonos aregenerally made of silk,have long sleeves andreach from the shouldersall the way down to theheels. They are tied with awide belt called an obi.Kimonos are usually wornonly on special occasions.