Maido: A Gaijin's Guide to Japanese Gestures & Culture (Paperback)Christy Colon Hasegawa (author)
Paperback 136 Pages / Published: 11/11/2016
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Maido (my-dough, not to be confused with that childhood favourite, Play-Doh) describes the most common Japanese gestures and defines their meanings and the cultural contexts that surround them. Japanese gestures are a world of their own, much the way the language and country are. In the Kansai region of Japan, people often use the term Maido as a greeting in business and sales, and as a send-off to a businesss best customers as if to say, come again or thank you. In this case, Maido is welcoming you to a world in which you dont offend every Japanese person you meet. By learning a few simple gestures you can avoid making intercultural slip-ups and win the respect of locals. And who knows -- maybe the next time you walk into the local izakaya (watering hole), you may be lucky enough to hear someone saying, Maido! Maido! to you.
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 136
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 230 x 155 x 13 mm
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