View Full Version : Is This A "Real" Superstition in Japan? Conceiving Child Under Northern Lights == Lucky Baby?
05-06-2005, 06:35 PM
Is it true that the Japanese have a 'superstition' that says children conceived under the Northern Lights will have good luck?
05-06-2005, 08:46 PM
Wow....never heard of that. Some things I know off
-clipping nails in the evening = A No-no
-hide your thumbs in your first when you see / hear an ambulance drive by (thumb means "parents" in japanese, so you do this to "protect" your parents)
I have also heard of some older, more absurd ones...but never anything about Northern Lights. That may differ regionally though.
05-06-2005, 10:20 PM
I haven't heard anything about northern lights.... except in that old tv show "Northern Exposure" so I don't know if there's any truth to it or not. /images/graemlins/sdsmiley.gif
05-06-2005, 10:29 PM
Apparently touristic areas in Yellowknife have signs and documentation in Japanese as well as many Japanese tour guides because of the large number of Japanese tourists: http://www.looknorth.ca/aurora/yellowknife.htm
And here's an article saying that the Japanese believe that the Northern Lights bring happiness and male children: http://www.laplandfinland.com/?deptid=16543
And another about Japanese weddings in Norway: http://www.northern-lights.no/active/readQA?Q=958
Yeah, it's true. I know Japanese couples who have taken trips for just this purpose. /images/graemlins/catgirl0.gif
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