There's More Than One Way to Bow! How to Bow So Japanese Will Compliment You!

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Manga Designers Lab.

Jul 06 ,2017

Upon visiting Japan, you'll find townspeople lowering their heads to each other. This is called "Ojigi" (bowing). But what significance does bowing have? And when should you do it?

Actually, there are three different angles of Ojigi!

"From right to left:
(Greeting) The basic bow. A light nod for greeting purposes.
(Gratitude) This is perhaps the bow most often seen in Japan. You will no doubt encounter this type of bow at convenience stores, airports, and even business men on the ph

So, what do you think? Have fun watching those around you bow, and be sure to try bowing for yourself to impress Japanese people!

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