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Kyushu

  1. 1. Harry Lee John Schoeneman Cameron Anderson
  2. 2. Natural Landscape History Modern Culture
  3. 3. <ul><li>Southernmost island in Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Kyushu means nine provinces which came from the nine provinces of ancient Japan </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Kyushu currently has eight regions: Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Oita, Saga, and Okinawa </li></ul><ul><li>Largest Cities: Fukuoka and Kitakyushu </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Population: 13,231,995 </li></ul><ul><li>Fukuoka Population: 1,422,836 </li></ul><ul><li>Kitakyushu Population: 993,483 </li></ul><ul><li>Nagasaki Population: 459,198 </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Subtropical climate especially in Miyazaki and Kagoshima </li></ul><ul><li>WEATHER </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Agriculture Products: rice, tea, tobacco, sweet potatoes, and soy </li></ul><ul><li>Heavy industry creating chemicals and metal in Kitakyushu, Nagasaki, and Oita </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Largest active volcano in Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Kumamoto Prefecture </li></ul><ul><li>1592m above sea level </li></ul><ul><li>Circumference of 120km </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>5 Ma </li></ul><ul><li>One of the earliest inhabited areas of Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Proximity to mainland </li></ul><ul><li>Borrow/Refine-The art of cultural exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Still defined as Japanese </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Myths of Mt. Takachiho </li></ul><ul><li>600 B.C. Jimmu Tenno from the Sun Goddess </li></ul><ul><li>663 Dazaifu- Governing office </li></ul><ul><li>1274 & 1281 attempted invasions </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>First recorded contact with the West </li></ul><ul><li>Brought Christianity and guns 1542 </li></ul><ul><li>1549 firearms were in use </li></ul><ul><li>Catholicism threatened power Tokugawa shogunate </li></ul><ul><li>1637-Shimabara-40,00 killed </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Shimazu Clan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>17th Century expanded control to Okinawa </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Takamori Saigo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Led Satsuma Rebellion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ended with seppuku </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Heihachiro Togo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1905, destroyed Baltic fleet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broke Russian hold in the East </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Arts and Crafts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fine ceramics and Porcelain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Brought in by Korean potters </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Satsuma Ceramic Ware (Southern Kyushu) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arita-yaki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The largest yearly ceramic market is held in Arita </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Folkcrafts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hakata Ningyo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Made largely in Fukuoka </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clay dolls </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Range from ¥200 to ¥20,000 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Represent Geishas, Samurai Warriors, and Kabuki Actors </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Sports </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Soccer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5 of the 7 Prefectures have professional soccer teams </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Baseball </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fukuoka and Nagasaki both have professional teams </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rugby </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is very big in Fukuoka </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Karashimentaiko </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Fukuoka food </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shochu </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alcoholic beverage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Takako Kuratani </li></ul><ul><ul><li>World renown chef </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kyushu style fried chicken </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Purple sweet potatoes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Southern Kyushu </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kyushu has over 27 Major Universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kyushu University is one of the former 7 “Imperial Universities” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Hot Springs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Beppu located in the Oita prefecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3000 Thermal Springs “Onsen” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Springs for bathing and springs for watching </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The ones you watch are called “the Hells” </li></ul></ul></ul>

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