Japan is a small country but you may be surprised to see that each region has developed its own culture.
Most regions have a dialect.
Osaka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Tohoku…
I have a hard time understanding the Tohoku dialect.
Osaka, the second-largest city, has developed its own culture and the rivalry against Tokyo.
The Osaka culture is more ‘relaxing,’ and people are so friendly (sometimes TOO friendly ).
We have funny ( but true ) stories about Osaka people.
In Osaka, ‘you are funny’ is the best praising words. They are supposed to be ‘funny.’
Other popular stories about Osaka people are:
-They are proud of USJ in Osaka, but they like Disney in Tokyo more.
-When asked for dinner, they say, ‘ I will go if I can,’ but they will never go.
-They speak the Osaka dialect wherever they travel in the world
-Taxi drivers ask a female passenger if she is married.
-A girl asks a guy his salary at the first meeting, etc
Those are unheard of in Tokyo.
Osaka Obachan (aunts), who are women over a certain age, have now become an Osaka brand.
Osaka Obachan is well known for wearing very flashy clothes with a leopard print. They have a singing group.
In the Edo era, 300 years ago, Japanese wore flashy kimono. In the 1830’s, though, it was ordered to save money, live thriftily and not wear flashy clothes.
Osaka people did not follow it as it was an order from Edo(Tokyo).
Osaka Obachan culture has continued from generation to generation.
They are so friendly that they make the city cheerful. And Osaka attracts many tourists.
I know many of you landed Osaka as the first city in Japan.
Please talk to Osaka Obachan. They will be very friendly to you)
Thank you for reading,