Instruction for proper Japanese bowing technique
February 10, 2010 8:27 AM   Subscribe

A humorous visual guide to proper Japanese bowing technique. Does anyone have a link?

A while back I remember seeing a humorous visual guide a Japanese artist had prepared about proper Japanese bowing technique. It depicted different bows depending on the magnitude of the apology. In the most extreme case, the person was supposed to dig a hole, to ensure his head would be low enough, close to the ground. Does anyone remember this, and if so, do they have a link?
posted by TheyCallItPeace to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: It is this?
posted by CKmtl at 8:49 AM on February 10, 2010 [3 favorites]

Grammar fail. [Insert appropriate bow]
posted by CKmtl at 8:50 AM on February 10, 2010 [1 favorite]

I would bet you are right, CKmtl. Most of "The Japanese Tradition" videos are pretty amusing.
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:21 AM on February 10, 2010

This may not be it, but the first thing that popped to mind is the How To Bow site, an extensive and cute flash tutorial. Unfortunately most of iit's gone behind a paywall.
posted by crapmatic at 9:56 AM on February 10, 2010

Response by poster: Bang on, CKmtl! Searching on google all I could find were links to Kyudo (Japanese archery).
posted by TheyCallItPeace at 10:19 AM on February 10, 2010

For anybody who's interested, these guys are the Rahmens (official site in Japanese). They're probably most well-known for appearing in the Japanese version of the Get a Mac ads from a couple years ago.
posted by misozaki at 4:07 PM on February 10, 2010

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