There are many interesting superstitions all over the world. A few years ago, we introduced a few superstitions from Spain, the United States, Korea, and China in our CIR Report. This time, ACCESS would like to introduce you to some superstitions said around Japan.
- Snakes will come out if you whistle at night.
- You will have good luck if a tea twig is floating upright in your tea.
- If you play with fire, you’ll wet your bed.
- If you cut your nails at night, you won’t be there at your parents’ deathbed.
- Hide your thumbs when you see a funeral car； otherwise, you won’t be there at your parents’ deathbed.
- You won’t be at your parents’ deathbed if you wear socks to sleep.
- You won’t marry until later on in life if you keep the Hina Matsuri dolls out after March 3rd.
- You will die young if you sleep with your head towards the north.
- People with big earlobes will become rich.
- Drink vinegar and you will become more flexible.
- There will be an earthquake if catfish seem alarmed.
- You’ll become a cow if you lay down after eating.
- 4 and 9 are unlucky numbers.（4 symbolizes death, while 9 symbolizes pain.）
- Hide your belly button if you hear thunder.
- You will get a stomachache if you eat Umeboshi and eel at the same time.
- It will rain if a cat washes its face.
- You will die if you hiccup 100 times.
- You will have bad luck if your shoelace or the string on your geta breaks.
- People with cold hands have warm hearts.
- Putting a snake’s skin in your wallet will make you rich.