Religion Shinto: Shinto believers believe in Kami (a spirit or god). Shin means (in Japanese) the word for god. So Shinto means “the way of the god.” Shinto was japans main religion before world war 2. Most of the customs are still done in Japan now, but not as often as supposed to, and normal not religiously. (The Shinto symbol) Buddhism: Buddhism is supposed to teach people how to reduce their suffering and understand themself better. Some see it as a religion and others see it as a philosophy and the rest see it as a way of finding reality.
Flying Info Flight time: About 9-10 hours (from Victoria) Cost (from Melbourne airport) Around $154 Air ways that will take you there: Qantas, Korean airways are just some of the airlines that will take you there
The Tokyo Olympic Games Facts: Nations participating: 93 Place held: Tokyo, Japan Athletes: 5,151 Participating: 4,473 men, 678 women Number of Events: 163 in 19 sports The Tokyo Olympics was almost cancelled because of Japan’s attack on china, But it was still held in the end and still is japans' only Olympics.
Japanese Games Japanese Children’s games: Fukuwari Or “lucky laugh” (in English) Fukuwari is a game played by Japanese children. It is kind of a “pin the tale on the donkey” but you have to pin the mans eye’s, nose and mouth onto his head. Hen they look at what he looks like and laugh at the weird looking face. Onigokko Or “tag” Onigokko is basically the Japanese version of tag, they choose someone to be “it” then the it person gives them an amount of time off, than he chases them. The person that is tagged is then the “it” person and hey count and the game starts again. Hanetsuki Does not translate to English Hanetsuki is sort of a badminton played with no net and rectangular wooden paddles. It is also played with a brightly coloured shuttle cock. It is normally played by girls on new years eve. The main idea is that the longer you keep it in the air the better mosquito protection you will have in the next year.
Popular Japanese person I chose: Tadanobu Asano. (he is a movie star) The movie shown here is called: Sharkskin Man Peach Hip Girl (Wierd name!) Facts: Date of Birth: 27 November 1973, Yokohama, Japan Awards: he has had 8 wins and 3 nominations (without winning them) in multiple film festivals/awards. Films he’s been in: 61
Venn Diagram Australia Japan More people are Christian More people are Buddhist There are a lot more computers in schools They are not in a draught We have rollercoaster
Bibliography Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Japanese_games) IMDB (www.imbd.com) Flickr (www.flickr.com) Google images (images.google.com)