Thursday, February 21, 2013

Small Things

I recently read an interesting article on Japan Times online about the many small things that Japan has to be proud of and I thought you’d like to hear (read) about a few of them.

The shortest escalator in the world is at the Okadaya Mores shopping mall in Kawasaki – just five steps high.

The Japanese language is considered one of the cleanest with the fewest profanities. (I have no idea how they translate American movies.)

Japan has the least number of gun-related homicides. The JT article quoted an article in The Atlantic, which stated Japan has as few as two gun-related homicides a year.

The flight of shortest duration is between two islands in Okinawa, Japan. The distance is 12 kilometers and it takes just three minutes.

The world’s smallest toilet, the nano-toilet was designed by Kaito Takahashi of SII nanotechnology.

The briefest festival, the Enrei Onodachi Memorial Festival in Okaya, Nagano Prefecture lasts just five seconds. Participants bow to commemorate the visits of two Japanese Emperors.

These are but a few, but you get the idea. Japan is proud of its smallness.

I finished stitching this small cross stitch piece and just need to make it into a small ornament. I changed the pattern to give the reindeer a blue eye and a red nose because the ornament is for Ted.

1 comment:

Margaret said...

Yep! Small is beautiful and that reindeer ornament is proof. Lovely.