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Culture of Japan

Culture of Japan
The culture of Japan has evolved greatly over the millennia, from the country's prehistoric Jōmon period, to its contemporary modern culture, which absorbs influences from Asia, Europe, and North America. The inhabitants of Japan experienced a long period of relative isolation from the outside world during the Tokugawa shogunate after Japanese missions to Imperial China, until the arrival of "The Black Ships" and the Meiji period. Japanese language[edit] Japanese is the official and primary language of Japan. Japanese is relatively small but has a lexically distinct pitch-accent system. Early Japanese is known largely on the basis of its state in the 8th century, when the three major works of Old Japanese were compiled. Japanese is written with a combination of three scripts: hiragana, derived from the Chinese cursive script, katakana, derived as a shorthand from Chinese characters, and kanji, imported from China. Literature[edit] Music[edit] Main article: Music of Japan Visual arts[edit]

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List of Japanese foods List of Japanese foods From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search A bowl of sukiyaki. Japanese popular culture Japanese popular culture not only reflects the attitudes and concerns of the present but also provides a link to the past. Japanese cinema, cuisine, television programs, anime, manga, and music all developed from older artistic and literary traditions, and many of their themes and styles of presentation can be traced to traditional art forms. Contemporary forms of popular culture, much like the traditional forms, provide not only entertainment but also an escape for the contemporary Japanese from the problems of an industrial world.

Isolation, Medieval Japanese societal structure, Medieval and early modern societies - Japan, History Year 8, NSW Introduction When Ieyasu Tokugawa (1526-1549) became shogun in 1603, Japan was trading widely with surrounding countries. Japan had also made contact with the West, trading with countries as far away as Portugal, the Netherlands, England and Spain. By the early 17th century, however, Japan had forced all foreigners to leave and barred almost all relations with the outside world. Japan's policy of sakoku (isolation) lasted for 200 years, until an American, Commodore Matthew Perry, sailed to Japan and reopened diplomatic relations in 1854. This chapter discusses the reasons for the policy of isolation held until this time.

Car of the Year Japan The annual Car of the Year Japan award, also known as Japan Car of the Year (or JCOTY), is given to newly released or redesigned vehicles released to the Japanese car buying market from November 1 of the previous year to October 31 of the current, and each award spans two calendar years. The award has been presented since 1980. The most recent recipient of the award, for 2013–2014, is the Honda Fit. The supervisory board is made up primarily of Japanese automotive journalists. Japanese folklore Japanese folklore answers to the term minkan denshō (民間伝承, "transmissions among the folk"?) and its the study of folkloristics or minzokugaku (民俗学?). Folklorists also employ the term minzoku shiryō (民俗資料?) or "folklore material" (民俗資料) to refer to objects and arts they study. Folk religion[edit]

Culture of Japan - history, people, traditions, women, beliefs, food, family, social, marriage Orientation Identification. The Japanese names, Nihon and Nippon, are alternative readings of written characters that mean "origin of the sun" ("Land of the Rising Sun"). European names for the country probably originated with Marco Polo, who most likely adopted a name for Japan used in a Chinese dialect.

Mount Fuji Mount Fuji (富士山, Fujisan?, IPA: [ɸɯꜜdʑisaɴ] ( )), located on Honshu Island, is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776.24 m (12,389 ft).[1] An active stratovolcano[5][6] that last erupted in 1707–08, Mount Fuji lies about 100 kilometres (60 mi) south-west of Tokyo, and can be seen from there on a clear day. Japanese architecture Japanese architecture (日本建築, Nihon kenchiku?) has traditionally been typified by wooden structures, elevated slightly off the ground, with tiled or thatched roofs. Sliding doors (fusuma) were used in place of walls, allowing the internal configuration of a space to be customized for different occasions.