Behavior in Japan They bow to greet one another and their king. They have festivals to show respect for their land. They also respect their land by not littering. Old and special people get special greetings. For example, people bow VERY low. The Japanese use the carp (a type of fish) to symbolize strength and courage.
They will hide their own feelings instead of hurting anothers . They bow to people even when they talk on the phone. The lower you bow the more respect you give.
Food in Japan They eat seafood like octopus, shark, and fish. The fish is also called sashimi. When it is called this it’s dipped in soy sauce and horseradish mustard. Rice is an important part of their meals. It is Japan’s biggest crop. The Japanese people put raw fish over their rice. Sushi is an important part of meals. They use chopsticks to pick up their food. The food is arranged to look beautiful on plates. Some other things they eat are soup, sour pickles, seaweed, veggies, Tofu and grilled chicken.
Japanese Homes People live in crowded citys. They have small rooms. Some live in tall buildings. People take off their shoes at the door because their floor is covered in tatami mats. At night time lots sleep on mats called futons. Kids usually wear what we wear like jeans T- shirts and sneakers.
Business people wear suits. Grown ups wear robes made of colored silk! The robes are called kimonos. Today kimonos are only worn on special days. For the preparing for a tea ceremony it is ordered great. Some wealthy people have tea houses for ceremony‘s. In some traditional homes really thin screens divide the rooms. The screens can be moved to make a room big or small.
School in Japan Students learn to write characters. They learn how to write . They eat in the classroom. They go to school 5 days a week. They go Saturday every 2 months. They wear the same clothes. They learn teamwork. They clean their school everyday. They have to pass a hard test to go to high school. All the schools follow a strict scedgual. Students go out and shop for uniforms for school. If you visit the museums/castles, temples and parks you will see a group of school children everywhere.
Religion in Japan Shinto means the way of the gods. Japanese people believe that everything has a spirit they call this kami. People honor kami at shrines. The most famous religion is shinto and buddhist . Most people believe in both shinto and buddhist. A buddhist beleif is that you are born over and over again.
Environment of Japan Three fourths or the islands are covered with mountains. There islands are covered with volcanoes. Many animals live on their land like snow monkeys , brown bears and deer. They saw the sunrise that’s why they named their land sources of the sun. They called their land Nippon. Each of their islands are not the same. The northern land are a lot colder than others. They have plenty of snow. Japan has islands as narrow as 3000 km. Some forests look like gardens.
Sports in Japan Sumo wrestling is a kind of sport. Sumo wrestlers weigh up to 300 pounds. There goal is to knock each other out of the circle. Men have to gain weight and become fat and strong. Another popular sport is kendo. Kendo means the way of the sword. Samurai and ninja do kendo to train.
They do fencing . For practice ,they use swords made out of bamboo. Another popular sport is baseball. Baseball is as important as important as it is here. Also it is the same. Another sport is martial arts. Martial arts is karate.
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