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The STUPIDEST belief about Japanese sleep habits EVER! (About Pillows in Japan) | Ichimon Japan 76

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On this episode of Ichimon Japan we talk about the history of pillows in Japan and an absurd belief regarding the sleeping

Topics Discussed

  • About the history of pillows in Japan
  • About early pillows in Japanese history
  • About the evolution of pillows in Japan
  • About pillows during the Edo Period
  • About hakomakura (box pillows)
  • About the oldest pillow in Japan
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  • About stereotypes regarding Japanese people versus Westerners
  • About the idea Japanese people have longer intestines than Westerners
  • About Sobagawa/Sobakawa buchwheat pillows
  • About dakimakura (hug pillows)
  • About anime waifu dakimakura
  • About the Shironeri Ayano Oomakura (the oldest pillow in Japan) in Shosoin Temple in Nara
  • About the mistaken idea that Japanese people sleep on their sides due to being an agricultural society
  • About Japan’s unique status as the only place in the world with four seasons
  • About nihonjinron
  • And much more!

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