Written by Misaka Youhei
Why do they say let's not stand on ceremony at drinking parties?
In Japanese drinking parties, they say let's not stand on ceremony now. How come such a rule was established first? Taiheiki, written in 14th century, says Emperor Godaigo and his trusted fellows planned to overthrow the shogunate. Then they held a party for getting united tight. The men decided not to stand on ceremony there for showing each heart. That is the beginning. By the way, as you know, their coup ended in failure.
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