How well do you know Japanese Culture?

Japan- the archipelago nation in the north pacific with an exotic culture. It's gotten a lot of culture from the west lately with its technological advancements and delicious food. But...

... How much do YOU know about Japanese culture? Are you a full blown virtuoso when it comes to the land of the rising sun, a jaded anime fan, or a clueless foreigner? Going over some of the general bases of the culture, you can find out quickly!

Created by: Kaori
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1. What is Ikebana?
A City
An Instrument
A Flower Arranging Art
A Style of Food
2. The Ainu People are indigenous to which island?
Kyūshū
Hokkaidō
Honshū
Shikoku
3. What is the former name of Tokyo (City)?
Gion
Kyobashi
Minato
Edo
4. What is an apprentice geisha called?
Baka
Gaijin
Maiko
Chiyo
5. Which of the following pop stars was born in Japan?
Ayumi Hamasaki
BoA
Utada Hikaru
Both 1 and 3
6. Which of the following animals is common in Japanese folklore?
Snake
Monkey
Chipmunk
Fox
7. What is considered Murasaki Shikibu's most famous work?
Hadashi No Gen
Genji Monogatari
Kanagawa Oki Nami Ura
Memoirs of a Geisha
8. Which of the following films was NOT made by Hayao Miyazaki?
Gake no ue no Ponyo
Akira
Kaze no tani no Naushika
Mononoke-hime
9. When where the Hanshin Tigers (baseball team) founded?
1968
2000
1983
1935
10. Which of the following is NOT a style of script used in the Japanese language?
Pinyin
Hiragana
Katakana
Kanji
11. What is commonly said prior to eating in Japan?
Debito Arudou
Itadakimasu
Furikake
Namaste
12. How many strings are on a shamisen?
five
two
three
four
13. Who is the god of the wind in Shintoism?
Fūjin
Raijin
Raijū
Narukami
14. Which of the following is a Japanese Martial art?
Kung Fu
Hapkido
Taekwondo
Judo

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