Master of Arts
- Feb 12, 2007
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And answering it is.......??????
Most people would not answer the question. Most people would say it is rude and inconsiderate or they may just be silent and walk away. If we are going to ask something in regards to something Japanese then we have to put in the factor on how the Japanese deal with issues like this because most of the people who would have such an answer would be Japanese or deal with Japanese and are not going to answer such a question as a Westerner does. Asking the question after Hatsumi passes is a more tasteful approach and would not be looked at so scornfully.
I do not mean to sound like I am putting Japanese or those who deal with them on a high horse but the cultural differences should be addressed. Even if we are not Japanese the rules of Japanese mannerism are still an effect because we are dealing with a Japanese art based in Japan.