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Japan by Picture

How well do you know the Land of the Rising Sun? Identify these people, places, and things associated with Japan.
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First submittedMarch 11, 2018
Last updatedMarch 13, 2018
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(tallest structure)
(island)
(national flower)
Bullet Train
(religion)
(former emperor)
(the current PM)
(article of clothing)
(feudal warrior)
(media franchise)
(city)
Japanese Macaque
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level 77
Mar 14, 2018
Zen? I assumed you were looking for something more specific.
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level 63
Apr 19, 2018
Zen garden?
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level 66
Aug 24, 2018
The actual name is "karesansui" meaning dry landscape. It is not technically called a Zen Garden but is often referred to as that. They are called Japanese Rock Gardens.
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level 70
Aug 29, 2018
Agree!
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level 65
Jan 12, 2019
In total agreement on this rock garden thing! I even tried stone garden before eventually landing on zen.
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level 62
Mar 14, 2018
Maybe accept nigiri in addition to sushi?
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level 55
Mar 14, 2018
related: i tried yukata before kimono
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level 68
Aug 23, 2018
Yes please, I second this. I work at a sushi restaurant - the picture shows nigiri
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level 80
Aug 23, 2018
Agreed.
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level 59
Mar 14, 2018
D'Oh Kimono not Komodo.
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level 71
Mar 14, 2018
I regret I have but one heart-like-click-thingy to give.
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level 79
Mar 14, 2018
You don't want to wear the dreaded Kimono Dragon.
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level 77
Mar 14, 2018
Can accept Cherry for Cherry blossom?
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level 43
Mar 14, 2018
Different things
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level 42
Mar 14, 2018
Since you included long 'o' in 'Shinzou', you can also add it in 'Hokkaidou', Kyouto' and 'Shintou'.
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level 79
Mar 14, 2018
Really? You didn't just type in "Abe"?
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level 44
Aug 6, 2019
You mean Shinzō, Hokkaidō, Kyōto, and Shintō?
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level 43
Mar 14, 2018
Please accept “Heian” for “Kyoto”
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level 79
Jul 24, 2018
Probably not since that particular pavilion was built over 200 years after the name change to Kyoto. (1185 and about 1397)
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level 58
Aug 23, 2018
Should accept Showa for the emperor
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level 47
Aug 23, 2018
Surprised that I missed only three, not being too familiar with Japan.
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level 68
Aug 23, 2018
Yay, I went to Japan in April! Only missed 'Macaque', because I couldn't spell it! Thanks for accepting 'Sakura' for Cherry Blossom, and 'Shinkansen' for Bullet Train.
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level 61
Aug 23, 2018
Can you accept Shinkanzen for bullet train please?
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level 61
Aug 23, 2018
Shinkansen is accepted. Are there dialects where it is pronounced with a "z"?
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level 53
Aug 24, 2018
Almost forgot Samurai because I was trying to think of a specific person.
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level 66
Aug 24, 2018
You should accept Rock Garden for Zen. That is the correct term. They are often called Zen Gardens but for the simplistic form, they ARE called Rock Gardens.
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level 75
Nov 19, 2018
Thank you for accepting snow monkey! Can you also accept 'jerks who stole my lunch'? :D