Agreed! It's sad how such stereotypes can affect people from simply enjoying learning about stuff they are interested in.
Japanese culture is not that what the heck are you talkin about? You want to talk about war crimes so much look at the crimes we got in the u. s. today. Look at everyone in history and please explain to me what country never had any type of War crime? Like really.
Japanese committed war crimes in ww2 I don’t see what is so great about their culture.
Everybody committed war crimes. Stop blaming everybody that never done anything. There were Japanese Christians that Killed in Hiroshima during WW2 and guess who done it? We did it. Who's going to pay for what happened to them? Many people didn't know there were so many Christians thay died. They blew of Christian churches. How come that's not in textbooks?
Before people were attacking Muslims for what happened to the Twin Towers. Now people are attacking asian-americans for this Coronavirus. People who simply in Joy the culture in general such as tea ceremonies, watching anime, or whatever is the person's hobby is have nothing to do with war crimes. Unless all of these things have a direct tie to it, you are just saying things that is obviously out of your own Prejudice and bias that is not right. You don't have to like a post of a person. You don't have to like a particular nation of people for what they do, but don't have a direct attack with a person that you don't really know. I have met good Japanese and I have met bad Japanese. I don't go around judging them all the same. Unless you give me a reason to, I at least make sure to be fair. But what you're saying with your judgments is not fair. You're entitled to how you feel, you're entitled to your opinion, be it if it's factual or not, but you wouldn't like it if somebody done the same to you.
That were killed*
Ok you have Japanese didn’t brutally kill your ancestors so you don’t care so I don’t blame you but for me I don’t like their culture.
What you need to do is heal and stop holding on to things that you can't control. You are the one that chooses hate.
True, a genuine interest in a subject is great but not a complete addiction. However when it comes to acting like ninjas, I think if someone has actual martial art talent and likes to show off his skills in a ninja suite, that's actually pretty cool.
Those neckbeards are obviously highly skilled ninjas.
Do you think samurai were such good fighters compared to the European knight equivalent (and pre-firearms)? I don't know that much about these things but I think the European knight would have an advantage on the battlefield with superior equipment and possibly even physical size (at least those huge German knights that were like 6-feet tall).I also never understood why shields were not popular among samurai. They seem to offer such a big advantage.
I may be wrong but I don't think Western Knights were not really superior compared to the Samurai. Also Knights were not usually 6ft, the average height amongst European nobility was around 5'8 and I think most Samurai were well above 5'5. Also the Samurai did defeat the Mongols and the Mongols were the victors against Eastern European knights. I would recommend this channel if you are interested in History of medieval warfare:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXdf40kzTUc&t=168s
And don't worry about reverse geeking, I am from India and I am more interested in both European and Japanese culture than Indian culture. Grass seems greener on the other side for everyone. ;)
I will have to check it out! I noticed almost disappointingly when I first went to a museum exhibiting European armor that most of them were much smaller than I expected, even many appearing too small for me even though I am only 173cm Asian. I did find this exhibit though of German gothic armor that had multiple suits of plate armor so large that they seemed like they were designed for Arnold Schwarzenneger. That was my favorite! I imagined a person wearing that armor being like a human tank on the battlefield.Anyway, I do the same sort of thing Western people who love Japanese culture do except the other way around. I suspect the Japanese culture appears very exotic and interesting that way to them. For me, it seems kind of mundane and familiar while the European feudal culture is the one that seems so exotic and interesting to me.
Indian culture is interesting to me too although I am not so familiar with the weapons and armor besides really unusual ones like the Chakram. I love Indian food so much though, or at least the type they have in Japan and US (although they might be adapted somewhat to suit Japanese and American tastes -- I have never been to India to compare).
I’m Chinese and interested in Chinese Korean and Italian culture
About the attractiveness thing. If you look the part or a weirdo, chances are, people are gonna think of you as one way sooner than they would someone that didn't.
weirdo by many*
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