Square Watermelons and Blacken Teeth: 9 Weirdest Facts to Prove That Japan is Most WTF Country in World

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Japan is often considered to be a technologically advanced country with the great history.

But some of its traditions are really weird.

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1. Japanese sometimes shave their heads to apologize

Shaving head is a punishment in Japan or the way to apologize. For instance, if children lose games or do something inappropriate, they’re forced to shave head.


Source: YouTube

2. Square Watermelons

Obviously, the idea of growing square watermelons comes from Japan. Japanese farmers needed to find a way how to deal with round watermelon lying in the refrigerator like  an ‘elephant in the room.’


Source: huffingtonpost.com

3. Valentmas

Christmas is considered to be more like Valentine’s Day. It is celebrated mostly by couples. They meet and exchange gifts, then go to the fancy restaurant – just like we do on Valentine’s Day.


Source: aminoapps.com

4. 130 voice-acting schools

Anime is a type of animated Japanese shows that are the biggest part of the world’s cartoon production.

It became successful in Japan and was the reason for the appearance of voice-acting courses. So-called “seiyū” is a term used to call Japanese voice actors.


Source: Wiki

5. Muskmelons and pumpkins – “Shut up and take my money!”

Japanese are eager to pay you no less than $300 for really good pumpkin or muskmelon, especially when it comes to Yubari melon.


Source: boutiquejapan.com

6. Japanese eat raw horse meat

It’s okay for Japanese to eat raw horse meat as it’s considered to be the healthiest food.

This kind of meat is called basashi and is very common.


Source: Halfway Anywhere

7. They used to blacken teeth

In ancient times, it was normal for Japanese to blacken their teeth. Moreover, it was some kind of fashion trend.

On the contrast, white smile was considered ugly and inappropriate.


Source: ancient-origins.net

8. Put-on and take-off slippers

Every decent Japanese cares about their house and wants everything to be clean. Thus, they have specially designed raised floors to show a person when it’s time to take of the shoes.

Also, it’s common for Japanese to have one-off slippers for guests, so they won’t leave spots on the floor.


Source: Wiki

9. They eat poisonous fish!

To learn how to cook most poisonous fish in the world – fugu – people have to study for almost 10 years.


Source: Eater

As a rule, the chef has to try the dish they cooked to check if it isn’t poisonous.

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Source: SAVOR JAPAN

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