Beautiful Japanese Phrases We Don’t Have in English

There are many differences between the Western world and some of the more traditional Asian cultures, not just in the way people live their lives, but also in the way we express ourselves.

This list of 14 Perfect Japanese Words You Need In Your Life from BuzzFeed perfectly illustrates that, with phrases we just don’t have the right words for in English.

If you are ever lucky enough to visit Japan – and you really should – to get a real cultural experience you should think about staying a ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn. Check out this wonderful video from Fritz Schumann about Houshi Ryokan, an incredible hotel built in the year 718. A truly inspirational place.