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- Every year in Kyoto, Japan a
funeral is given for broken dolls. A Buddhist priest chants the
prayer for the dead, and the dolls are cremated.
- Some people in Japan hold
funerals for everyday objects that have broken. These ceremonies,
called "kuyo", honor the objects for their faithful service.
- If you're deathly afraid that
your bodily functions will offend others, Japanese people would say you
suffer from "taijin kyofusho".
- In the mid-sixteenth century
(1500s A.D.), the ruler of Japan ordered all swords in the country to
be collected and melted down. What happened next? The metal
was then used to build a huge statue of Buddha! Things of
violence were made into an idol of peace! How cool is that?!
- Corn is a popular pizza topping