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Old 09-05-2012, 10:34 AM   #42
Tom Verhoeven
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Re: Sensei?

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Oisin Bourke wrote: View Post
Here's a great piece about the practice of gift giving in Japan, especially to one's sensei;

http://classicbudoka.wordpress.com/2...ioned-bribery/
Nice article!
Most older civilisations had a gift-culture. Many modern societies still have this - Japan is one of them. In the West we have a what has become known as a debt-culture. Not much improve,emt there, I think.

Tom
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