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It is theorized by Americans that this metaphor symbolises a depressive state: mushrooms are commonly grown in darker spaces, and closets are small cramped areas, hence the imagery is interpreted as simply acting openly "depressed" around other people.

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What does the I think Japanese expression growing mushrooms in other people's closets mean?

It is theorized by Americans that this metaphor symbolises a depressive state: mushrooms are commonly grown in darker spaces, and closets are small cramped areas, hence the imagery is interpreted as simply acting openly "depressed" around other people.

How did the geography of japan affect Japanese contact with other peoples?


Where can I buy some custom closets?

A company called "Easy Closets" ( has a wonderful service where you can design your own closet online! They have options for reach-in, walk-in and "other shape" closets.

Why do the Japanese remove dead peoples glasses?

glass is an expensive material in japan so they remove the glasses and sell them on to other people

How big is the hotel room?

The area of a hotel room is variable by property. Some hotel rooms can be budget sized closets as in Japanese concept stays, while other rooms can be surpass the size of homes as luxury villas.

How do mushrooms decompose?

Mushrooms dercompose by sucking the stuff out of the other stuff and growing into the stuff and that's how mushrooms decompose!

Was it a mistake for us to enter world war 1?

No, because Japan and Germany and their less-powerful ally Italy were Fascist countries that wanted to conquer other countries and peoples and exterminate and enslave peoples that were not their race. Do some reading on how the Japanese treated those peoples they conquered and you can imagine just what the world would of been if Japan had won the war. The Japanese believed that whites and blacks and non-Japanese Asians were sub-humans that did not deserve to live or be treated justly and would rape, torture and kill non-Japanese races for sport. If the US had not entered the war the US might be under Japanese Fascism today.

Do mushrooms have butts?

Mushrooms are plants, not animals, and- like other plants, do not have butts.

Who are naruto's friends and family?

His closets family, Minato Namikaze and Kushina Uzumaki (his parents) are dead. His closets friends is probably the other members of Konoha 11, his teachers and teammates

What are the difference between Magic Mushrooms and wild Mushrooms?

one is magic and the other is wild

Can you get a disease from magic mushrooms?

If improperly stored, fungus can grow in magics mushrooms (mushrooms themselves are a speciece(sp?) of fungus). However, magic mushrooms themselves do not cause any diseases, any other than getting a food infection from fungi that can grow on improperly stored magic mushrooms (which can also happen to normal mushrooms or any other type of fresh food).

Can mice eat mushrooms?

Depends on the type of the mushroom I wouldn't recommend wild mushrooms or cooked, but other than that raw mushrooms are probably the best

Are mushrooms a spore?

Mushrooms (and other fungi) grow from spores, like plants grow from seeds.

What animals can eat poisonous mushrooms?

Many insects can feed on mushrooms that are poisonous to other creatures.

Do mushrooms come from Germany?

Mushrooms are certainly cultivated in Germany and most other countries also.

What do salmon eat mushroom?

Salmon do not eat mushrooms. They eat other aquatic wildlife, and mushrooms can't survive underwater. There are a few underwater mushrooms, though.

Do mushrooms produce their on food?

Mushrooms do not produce their own food, they live off the decay of other organisms.

What symmetry do mushrooms have?

The traditional mushroom has radial symmetry, but many mushrooms and most other fungi are asymmetrical.

Why are mushrooms bad for dogs?

because mushrooms canot be digested in dogs, cats and a number of other animals

Do mushrooms eat other organisms?


What is the other living things similar to mushrooms?

in other place

Do walnuts have mushrooms?

No. Walnuts and mushrooms stay pretty far away from each other as a rule. They don't run in the same circles, and they don't keep each other as pets.

What is different about mercury then any other planet?

it is much hotter then any other planet! it is closets 2 da sun then any other planet........

Are mushrooms in the domain Eukarya?

Yes they are. Mushrooms, and all other fungi, are eukaryotic, and therefore belong in domain Eukarya.

How much are mushrooms per pound?

In eastern Canada Button mushrooms are about $3 a pound. Other kinds of mushrooms are more expensive up to Shiitake at $7 per pound.