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The title gives enough information about the reason why I took this picture, I guess.

Japanese people mostly put their hands in ront of their mooth while they are laughing. You can see a lot of women having this habit of hiding their teeth.

If you have a look to women in the Heian period paintings, laughing with your mouth wide open or to show your teeth while laughing/talking was considered unladylike back in old days. Today, many Japanese girls still cover their mouths to act (girlish) or look cute though…. Not to forget that some Japanese boys/men don’t like girls to laugh out loud because they expect the girls to be “o shi to ya ka” (graceful or polite in English?)

That's what I would call a cultural shock for me.
I took this one at the same place than the other
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Click Here - a party organized for the 14th of July, the National Day in France.
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