Magical Japan! Tejime Culture

Writer
mimi@MaDeLa

May 26 ,2018

When you come to Japan, do you have such an idea?
Obviously the meal is over, why do Japanese people still gather in front of the store and arrange themselves in a circle saying something? Why don't they go straight home?

This is actually a Japanese culture that pays much attention to etiquette.
Especially for the dinner on formal occasions (company party, etc.), people will definitely perform the etiquette of Tejime after the show.

The process is:

This is the complete ending etiquette!
However, such "clapping" is not just the simple clapping?!

In fact, in Japan, such "clapping" is called "Tejime".
For further subdivision, it can be divided into 3 types!

          

Ippon-jime

          

The ippon-jime contains the meaning of "coming to a successful conclusion", so it is widely used on occasions such as Bonenkai or Dousoukai and so on.

          

Iccho-jime

          

Iccho-jime is the shorten form of Ippon-jime.
In stores such as Izakaya, if people gather together for a long time, it will cause inconvenience to other people around them, so people will simply perform iccho-jime.

However, in the case of iccho-jime, people will not say "thank you very much" in the end.

          

Sanbon-jime

          

Sanbon-jime consists of three sets of ippon-jime.
Such Tejime has the meaning of congratulations, so it is usually used on occasions such as weddings or New Year banquets.

Well, please follow the video to practice Tejime!
You can try it when you come to Japan or when you meet with your Japanese friends!

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