The Dreaded No. 4… (1/9)

The number four is considered unlucky since it’s pronunciation is similar to the Japanese word for death, you will see buildings that do not have a 4th Floor they simply skip it in the numbering, so if you are giving someone a gift in Japan make sure it doesn’t have four in the name or packaging, it can be seen as a bad omen.

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Written by James Metcalfe

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