The culture and customs of Japanese schools might differ a lot from those of your own country!
The school term starts in April, students do all the cleaning themselves, have to wear a specific school uniform that varies from school to school, and all eat the same thing for lunch in the same space together, just to name a few examples!

We have written an article on Japanese schools! Why not read it and compare Japanese school life with your student days!

Japanese schools have many ceremonies named "○○Shiki". One of the most important ceremonies called "Nyugakushiki" (a school entrance ceremony) is held in April in Japan, while in many other places of the world, it is held in September.

For this reason, Nyugakushiki usually make people associate with beautiful sakura blossoming during the spring. Here we will introduce more things about sakura - the symbol of new school year!

The ways to distinguish different sakura!

About 20% of public schools in the United States require students to wear uniforms, and in some countries there are no such rules. While in Japan, whether in public schools or private schools, although there are uniforms in kindergartens, students are required to wear uniforms in almost all schools after junior high school. Every country has unique uniforms, so does Japan. It has attractive uniforms for both boys and girls. Let's take a closer look at the uniforms that comic characters often wear!

Summary of Types of Japanese Student Uniforms

Summary of Types of Japanese Student Uniforms ~Boy's Uniforms~

Japan has four seasons, and there is a custom that people change their clothing all at once according to the seasons, which is called "Koromogae". In fact, it shows the change of seasons as well as a long history and the culture.

Enjoy the four seasons! What is the "Koromogae" Culture?

Japan's school bags for students are also unique, the most representative is the "randoseru" used by elementary schoolchildren. It looks quite cute, and is also very charming in fact! In foreign countries, some people even specifically carry a randoseru and regard it as a fashion! Would you like get one too?

Not only fashionable and good-looking! The "greatness" of "Randsel"!

In some foreign countries, students have lunch separately in the cafeteria or go back home for lunch. While in Japan, almost all school's students eat the same lunch in the classroom all together. The lunch provided by school is called "kyushoku".

All students start to eat after they get kyushoku. It may seem quite amazing that the entire class acts together so neatly, from the greeting "Itadakimasu" (which means "Let's eat") before eating, to the greeting "Gochisosama" (which means "Thanks for the nice meal") after eating.
There are so many interesting things to learn about kyushoku culture. Are you interested?

Both delicious and learnable?! School Lunch in Japan

One of the days the students are crazy about at school is Valentine's Day (February14th).
They exchange chocolates with friends and give presents to close people, filling the school with excitement. Would you like to try this unique Japanese student's valentine?

Girls in love are very busy! Valentine's Day!

"Hakone Ekiden" is one of the big events of Japanese students. On January 1st, 10 runners from universities will run and compete with each other wearing their team sashes. It is also recommended that you go to the spot to watch the Ekiden, which has many related dramas every year.

"Reasons for the high popularity of Hakone Ekiden (Hakone Relay) that fascinated the Japanese"

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