June 6, 2019

(I found this photo here.  It's from a postcard that was made in 1900. )

A. Carp streamers are an ancient tradition in Japan. They originated more than a thousand years ago, and at first, they were just simple poles which people hoped would attract gods who would come d...

June 6, 2019

A. During childhood, children in North America and Europe are always told that it is very bad manners to make slurping sounds while eating. Most Westerners are also taught that for digestion, one should not eat one's food too fast, and slurping is associated with hurri...

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