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Cherokee Culture Artifact Replicas|Jewelry|Clothing|Figurines|Art Prints|On Sale|Closeouts Cherokee cultural practices vary from clan to clan, location to location, family to family, or even among individual Cherokee people. The following is general cherokee culture information and may not be true of all Cherokee people. Follow the links within this article for more information. Original Cherokee territories The Cherokee people are best known for their fine baskets usually made from cane, white oak, hickory bark and honeysuckle. Other traditional Cherokee crafts include the carving of soapstone, primarily for pipes, weaving, creation of elaborate dance masks, pottery, beadwork, and various kinds of metalsmiths. Cherokee traditionally buried their dead in the earth as they believed that the plants fed the animals, the animals and plants fed the people, and the people, at their death, should return to the earth and feed the plants. Cherokee men once wore only a breechcloth and moccasins in warm weather.

Tokyo.Japan Japan Zone - Entertainment News from Japan Short but evocative, this video is a must-see for anyone who has either spent time in Japan or has always dreamed of going. Produced by AmnesiArt, a film and Fine Art photography production created by Nick Arcivos and Ryan Earl, this film gives you the opportunity to explore the country through Tokyo, symbol of modernity, Nara, and Kyoto, the cultural capital. A first stay in Japan has allowed them to discover its rich culture, its fascinating architecture and friendly people. "The idea behind this film was thought out in two steps: The first took place a few years ago, after discovering this beautiful country and the desire that gave them to capture the special atmosphere of Japan. They wanted to let people discover the wonders offered by this country through its gastronomy, architecture and culture. They had in mind to seduce not only fans of Japan, but also people who don't know this wonderful destination.

Non-Mainstream Post-90s Generation “Fei Zhu Liu” Fashion From NetEase: Chinese and foreign post-90s generation fei zhu liu photographed on the streets. An unusual of aesthetic. [What is "fei zhu liu"?] Some may have been posted before. Comments from NetEase: pqxtzb608276: TMD scared the shit out of me, are they people? 王少博: They really have socialist characteristics! 布娃娃 Don’t they know that others look at them as if they were looking at monsters? 侗乡风情郎: Aliens. 明成皇后: This shows that our society is becoming more and more tolerant, and that’s good. cyj520cdl: There will always be mental retards!!! kele78965412: These days there are a lot of SB in certain hair salons who do [their hair] like this…truly SB. bing080202: They are all rubbish….throw them out of the country. wuhahac: Um, I’m also a Post-90s kid but I’m not like them either. 个忧: Jia you then, China’s future… 鼎睿教育: In summary, the uglier a person is, the more willing they are to make themselves alternative/out of ordinary, [because] it helps them attract other people’s attention, remember this! 郴州福康诊疗: 江苏网友:

Japanese Surnames - Japan Portal Modern Japanese names (日本人の氏名 nihonjin no shimei) usually consist of a family name (surname), followed by a given name. This order is common in Asian countries, while middle names are not generally used. Japanese names are usually written in Chinese characters (漢字 kanji) in Japanese pronunciation. Japanese family names are extremely varied: according to estimates, there are over 100,000 different surnames in use today in Japan. Surnames occur with varying frequency in different regions; for example, the names Chinen (知念), Higa (比嘉), and Shimabukuro (島袋) are common in Okinawa but not in other parts of Japan; this is mainly due to differences between the language and culture of Yamato people and Okinawans. Until the Meiji Period, common Japanese people did not have a family name. Common particles in Japanese surnames The 30 most common Japanese surnames (2010) On February 13, 1875 (明治8年) it was officially decreed that all Japanese must adopt surnames. Links:

kly = weihao News - Tokyograph Music 63rd Kouhaku Uta Gassen artists revealed NHK has announced the artist lineup for the 63rd Kouhaku Uta Gassen. This year will have a total of 50 artists performing, 25… more » Drama Goriki Ayame to star in Getsu 9 drama “Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou” Goriki Ayame (20) will star in Fuji TV’s Monday night drama series this winter, titled “Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou.” Mizukawa Asami lands starring role in prime time drama series Actress Mizukawa Asami (29) has been chosen to star in an NTV drama series next season, tentatively titled “Share House no Koibito.” Film Nagasawa Masami, Okada Masaki to co-star in “Kiyoku Yawaku” movie adaptation Ikeumi Ryo’s award-winning shojo manga “Kiyoku Yawaku” is getting a live-action movie adaptation, starring Nagasawa Masami (25) and Okada Masaki (23). YUI announces another temporary hiatus Singer-songwriter YUI (25) announced through her official website on Monday that she will be putting her activities on hold at the end of… more » People

Japan it UP! - American living in Japan Blog Japanese Garb Nanori consisting of a single kanji are either read with the Chinese pronunciation and sounding monosyllabic to Western ears though in actuality two syllables (e.g.; actor Matsudaira Ken); or the Japanese pronunciation utilizing verbal or adjectival forms and are tri-syllabic (e.g.; Takeshi, brave; Tadashi, correct; Shigeru, luxuriant). On the whole, such names seem more modern, as they are more common today than in days past. Azana Given names of two kanji, when read in the Chinese fashion (with Japanese version of the Chinese pronunciation), are more formal-sounding, and lend an academic, cultured (and, yes, often clerical) feel to the name. Frequently the names of plants, things from the arts, seasonal elements, and other “feminine” things were taken for use as women’s names.

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