Sunday, July 4, 2010

Yukata: The Summer Kimono

The Japanese are very detail oriented. They use only the amount necessary, no more and no less. Everything must be done to perfection or not done at all. From my cultural lessons to the field trips we've taken, I've learned that the Japanese feel it is better to watch and learn. Asking questions is not the way gain knowledge. In our kimono wearing cultural lesson, this was also demonstrated. Our sensai (or professor) just showed us how to put it on, without words (unless it was absolutely necessary).

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The finished product! :)

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Do you think it's better to watch and learn?

2 comments:

ididit said...

Sometimes it’s better to watch and learn, because I believe that we get into the habit of waiting to ask about one particular thing we don't understand that we only focus on the aspect of the situation, hindering our ability to continue.

But this does apply to all situations, because I have situations in my past that would have been better if I would have conversed, when I didn’t understand something.

Sincerely,

Wondering what you think about it

deonna said...

I agree that in certain situations, asking questions would be extremely helpful. But others like calligraphy, which we also had a cultural lesson about, it may be a little easier to learn by observing.