The French and the Japanese exchanged their culture and ideas ever since the ancient times. After Europeans found a direct trade route to Asia with Indian Ocean Basin trade, French and Japanese increased contact and started to trade their goods to each other. The woodblock from Japan led to Japanisme, when art in France was highly influenced by Japanese. The woodblock was beautiful with Asian decoration and French people who got those woodblocks would examine them and apply them to their art. For example in Van Gogh’s art work, Portrait of Père Tanguy, shows the effect of Japanism. There is Japanese painting in the background of the portrait. The contact between Japan and France still continues today. Several Japanese tourists visit Paris everyday. However, Japanese realizes that even though the city of Paris is very beautiful, the reality is that Parisiennes are very rude compared to the polite Japanese. As the city of Paris is full of romance with beautiful sites, the tourist expect a lot from their trip to Paris. However, after they visit Paris, they are disgusted by Parisiennes’ rudeness. For example, taxi driver and waiters often yells and shouts toward tourists who cannot speak French. As Japanese culture highly values politeness, the Japanese tourist in Paris is outraged by such a shocking reality of rudeness. As they had high expectations for their trip to Paris, the more they got disappointed with the reality and goes through “Paris Syndrome”. Up to 12 Japanese tourist every year goes through this syndrome, mainly women in 30s with high expectations for their first trip abroad. Japanese embassy even developed 24-hour hotline for those suffering from cultural shock. So watch out for this new syndrome!