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Japan General Knowledge

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What is the name for the medieval act of seppuku (ritual suicide), which was done following a master's death?
Junshi
Which form of poetry, used a thousand years before the haiku, contains 31 syllables?
Waka
What is the title of what is considered to be Japan's first modern novel?
Ukigumo
Which type of Shintō Shrine is dedicated to the kami (gods) of war?
Hachiman Shrines
What is the name for the Japanese art of flower arranging?
Ikebana
What is the name of the first written history of Japan, which is not considered accurate?
Kojiki
What was the nickname of the atomic bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki?
Fat Man
Sebastian Michaelis and Ciel Phantomhive are the protagonists of which anime series?
Black Butler
Name any one of the three Japanese members of the K-Pop group Twice
Sana Minatozaki/Mina Myoui/Momo Hirai
What is the name for a man who is dressed as a woman in a play?
Onnagata
What is the name for the genre of erotic woodblock print art?
Shunga
What is the name for the Japanese dish of blowfish, which is fatally poisonous if not prepared correctly?
Fugu
The character "Gudetama" is an anthropomorphic version of which food?
Egg
Tatsuro Yamashita and Mariya Takeuchi are artists of which subset of pop music?
City Pop
Which type of tree is always painted on the background of a nō theater?
Pine Tree
What is the name of the controversial shrine which honors Japan's war dead, including hundreds of war criminals?
Yasukuni
Which religion was banned from 1620 until 1873?
Christianity
What is the name of the gift of money that is given to children at the new year?
Otoshidama
What is the name for Japan's bicameral legislature?
National Diet
What is the name for the Japanese writing system which is used to write words that come from foreign languages?
Katakana
What is the name for the hand gestures on a Buddhist sculpture?
Mudra
What is the name for the outcast class of Japan, traditionally associated with "impure" jobs such as killing animals?
Burakumin
What is the name of the current era of Japan?
Reiwa
What does the "AKB" in AKB48 stand for?
Akihabara
What is the name of the first of the three unifiers of Japan?
Oda Nobunaga
At what age does one celebrate their "coming of age" ceremony?
20
A "shinobi" is another name for a what?
Ninja
What is the name for the national policy films from the 1940's?
Kokusaku-Eiga
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Level 60
Mar 15, 2020
Thanks for eradicating my pride that I know enough about Japan (✿^‿^)