What are superstitions that japanese believe in?
by Andrea Garza
(San Antonio Texas, USA)
I am interested in knowing what are the different superstitions japanese believe to be true?
Well, I am not a pro on superstition but i found a good compilation for you. Here are some of them:
-If you play with fire, you will wet your bed. (It makes children become aware of the danger of fire.)
-If you rest just after eating, you will become a cow/pig/elephant. (This means not to be lazy.)
-If you whistle or play a flute at night, snakes will come to you. (This means not to bother your neighbors.) (When they say snake, it means a thief.)
-A cold mid-section will cause diarrhea.
-The first dream of a new year will come true.
-Breaking a comb or the cloth strap of a "geta" wooden sandal is an omen of misfortune.
-Stepping on the cloth border of a tatami mat brings bad luck.
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