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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Last updated: October 20, 2020
First submittedMarch 11, 2018
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(tallest structure)
(island)
(national flower)
Bullet Train
(religion)
(former emperor)
(Prime Minister 2012–2020)
(type of dress)
(feudal warrior)
(media franchise)
(city)
Japanese Macaque
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Level 82
Mar 14, 2018
Zen? I assumed you were looking for something more specific.
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Level 62
Apr 19, 2018
Zen garden?
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Level 68
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 81
Jan 18, 2020
Tried "rock garden" and gave up.
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Level 75
Aug 29, 2018
Agree!
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Level 41
May 4, 2020
The picture depicts a karesansui garden, or "Japanese rock garden". To depict the whole philosophy, religious thought and concept known as "zen" with a picture of a karesansui is ridiculous. The creator should've at least written a clue like with the other pictures.
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Level 65
Mar 14, 2018
Maybe accept nigiri in addition to sushi?
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Level 59
Mar 14, 2018
related: i tried yukata before kimono
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Level 66
Aug 23, 2018
Yes please, I second this. I work at a sushi restaurant - the picture shows nigiri
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Level 84
Aug 23, 2018
Agreed.
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Level 58
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 84
Mar 14, 2018
You don't want to wear the dreaded Kimono Dragon.
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Level 79
Mar 14, 2018
Can accept Cherry for Cherry blossom?
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Level 58
Mar 14, 2018
Different things
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Level 45
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 84
Mar 14, 2018
Really? You didn't just type in "Abe"?
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Level 48
Aug 6, 2019
You mean Shinzō, Hokkaidō, Kyōto, and Shintō?
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Level 58
Mar 14, 2018
Please accept “Heian” for “Kyoto”
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Level 78
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 59
Aug 23, 2018
Should accept Showa for the emperor
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Level 50
Aug 23, 2018
Surprised that I missed only three, not being too familiar with Japan.
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Level 71
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 67
Jan 2, 2021
I got it because the exact same picture was used on the quiz Pointless today! What are the odds (especially since I didn't really watch the show this time and only saw a few minutes of it near the end)
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Level 68
Aug 23, 2018
Can you accept Shinkanzen for bullet train please?
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Level 67
Aug 23, 2018
Shinkansen is accepted. Are there dialects where it is pronounced with a "z"?
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Level 64
Aug 24, 2018
Almost forgot Samurai because I was trying to think of a specific person.
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Level 68
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 76
Nov 19, 2018
Thank you for accepting snow monkey! Can you also accept 'jerks who stole my lunch'? :D
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Level 68
Apr 4, 2020
This is not a kimono, this is a traditional korean dress. They are very different things, it is worth a correction.
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Level ∞
Apr 4, 2020
Fixed
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Level 47
Sep 23, 2020
Sakura isn't Japan's national flower, it's chrysanthemum. Maybe celebrated flower would fit better?
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Level 71
Oct 20, 2020
Abe's no longer the current PM. Update?
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Level ∞
Oct 20, 2020
Okay
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Level 73
Feb 19, 2021
The 'Skytree' in Tokyo Skytree is actually one word.
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Level 37
Jul 27, 2021
I've lived in Japan for years and I have never heard about the monkeys in Nagano being called "macaques" (which to my understanding, just comes from a word for monkey in Portuguese/French), and I definitely never heard of the rock gardens being referenced to as Zen gardens.