Three of Pentacles: Honne-tatemae and Social Media Fakers

Three of Pentacles: Honne-tatemae and Social Media Fakers

The Japanese practise of honne-tatemae describes the contrast between one’s true feelings and desires and public facade. The two rarely ever match up. It’s a practise that leaves many foreigners utterly confused or highly critical about the lack of transparency that’s pervasive in Japanese culture. But is honne-tatemae a uniquely Japanese phenomenon? Continue reading Three of Pentacles: Honne-tatemae and Social Media Fakers