Little Fried Chicken and Sushi by Khalid Birdsong

Little Fried Chicken and Sushi

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  1. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, 3 days ago

    Keeping in mind that it’s also common in Japan to blow your nose in your hand…

  2. Pedmar

    Pedmar GoComics PRO Member said, 3 days ago

    I prefer gesundheit, but I don’t hear anybody else using it anymore.

  3. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, 3 days ago

    @Pedmar

    I use that, because I don’t like the “bless you” element.

  4. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, 3 days ago

    OK Mai.

  5. Stella S

    Stella S said, 3 days ago

    If you sneeze in Japan, someone is brobably talking about you.

  6. Tarredandfeathered

    Tarredandfeathered said, 3 days ago

    @Three Steps Over Japan

    Well, Gesundheit is also a “Blessing”.
    It literally means: Health.
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    “Good Health” is Implied by the circumstances.
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  7. Tarredandfeathered

    Tarredandfeathered said, 3 days ago

    I looked it up.
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    It seems that ancient Japanese beliefs about Sneezes are almost the Opposite of European.
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    The European belief was that you needed God to Guard you from having an “Evil Spirit” Enter you when you sneezed.
    Japanese belief was that a sneeze was someone’s body Expelling a spirit and that you needed to Avoid calling that spirit’s attention to Yourself.
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  8. Khalid Birdsong

    Khalid Birdsong GoComics PRO Member said, 3 days ago

    @Tarredandfeathered

    Very interesting! Thanks for looking it up!

  9. gopher gofer

    gopher gofer GoComics PRO Member said, 3 days ago

    @Three Steps Over Japan

    it’s also common in Japan to blow your nose in your hand
    nonsense.
    sneezing in japan (one gaijin’s take)

  10. jjmarold

    jjmarold GoComics PRO Member said, 3 days ago

    Many Japanese apologize after sneezing. I’ve learned not to say “bless you” after someone sneezes but some of my western friends (I’m a “gaijin” too) think I’m rude or insensitive.

  11. gopher gofer

    gopher gofer GoComics PRO Member said, 3 days ago

    @Tarredandfeathered

    Japanese belief was that a sneeze was someone’s body Expelling a spirit and that you needed to Avoid calling that spirit’s attention to Yourself
    also utter hogwash, btw, but a modern fad is to say that someone is talking behind your back when you sneeze…

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