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Japanese Superstitions

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daisetsu national parkIf returning from a funeral, you should throw salt over yourself before entering your home. This is believed to be cleansing.
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You should never write a persons name in red ink.

daisetsu national parkMany businesses use "Maneki Neko" or beckoning cats. These are considered to be lucky and bring in money and fortune.

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If you catch a crow's eyes, something bad will happen.

daisetsu national park For a general charm use pine chopsticks. For something more concerned with finances, choose chestnut wood chopsticks. And for hope - cypress.

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If you plant a cherry tree in your garden, your house is destroyed.

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If a pregnant woman’s husband eats a lot of bananas, she will give birth to a girl.

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