Ancient Japanese Culture

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Ancient Japanese Culture

  1. 1. Ancient Japanese Culture By Laura Leyba Michelle Castillo Delia Craciun Discover the world of Ancient Japanese culture
  2. 2. Japanese Foods <ul><li>Sushi </li></ul><ul><li>Tempura </li></ul><ul><li>Yakitori </li></ul><ul><li>Katsudon </li></ul><ul><li>Sukiyaki </li></ul>
  3. 3. Sushi <ul><li>Consists of thin slices of raw fish or seafood </li></ul><ul><li>In Japan, is served with spicy Japanese horseradish sauce </li></ul><ul><li>Famous for its delicious taste </li></ul><ul><li>Plays an important role in Japanese kitchens </li></ul>
  4. 4. Tempura <ul><li>Seafood or vegetables dipped in batter and deep fried </li></ul><ul><li>Comes from the Portuguese“tempero” meaning gravy or sauce </li></ul><ul><li>Can be served with a side bowl of rice and soup </li></ul>
  5. 5. Yakitori <ul><li>Means broiled chicken </li></ul><ul><li>Cuts of chicken including heart, liver, and cartilage </li></ul><ul><li>Cooked on skewers over a charcoal grill </li></ul><ul><li>Flavored by using a tangy sauce </li></ul>
  6. 6. Katsudon <ul><li>Is a bowl of rice topped with a deep- fried pork cutlet, egg, condiments </li></ul><ul><li>Became a modern ritual tradition for Japanese students to eat this the night before taking a test </li></ul><ul><li>Common lunch dish </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sukiyaki <ul><li>Stew of vegetables and beef </li></ul><ul><li>Dipped in a bowl of beaten raw egg </li></ul><ul><li>Vegetables used are green onion shiitake mushrooms, and leaves </li></ul><ul><li>cooked with soy sauce </li></ul>
  8. 8. Festival the of New Year <ul><li>Most important festival on the Chinese Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Looked as the rebirth of spring itself </li></ul><ul><li>Called the Japanese New Year </li></ul><ul><li>Would celebrate, rituals </li></ul>
  9. 9. Children’s day <ul><li>Celebrated May,5th and 3rd </li></ul><ul><li>Stresses importance that each child has their own character, stresses their health, and their happiness. </li></ul><ul><li>Childrens day is split up;boys are the guetss of their sister’s festivals or girl festivals and girls are guets to their brothers on May 5 or boys day. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Ancient Japanese Religion <ul><li>Shintoism </li></ul><ul><li>Buddhism </li></ul><ul><li>Confucianism </li></ul>
  11. 11. Shintoism <ul><li>Native Religion </li></ul><ul><li>Worship of Kami spirits </li></ul><ul><li>Translated as “The Way of the Gods” </li></ul><ul><li>Shrine dedicated to a specific Kami </li></ul><ul><li>Practices that show their beliefs </li></ul>
  12. 12. Buddhism <ul><li>More to do with afterlife </li></ul><ul><li>Means “Teaching of the Awaken One” </li></ul><ul><li>A significant religious and cultural force </li></ul><ul><li>Originally started in India </li></ul>
  13. 13. Confucianism <ul><li>Moral, social, political, and religious thought </li></ul><ul><li>Championed familial loyalty </li></ul><ul><li>Ancestor worship </li></ul><ul><li>Respect of elders </li></ul><ul><li>No specific god </li></ul><ul><li>Did not believe in afterlife </li></ul>
  14. 15. Bibliography <ul><li>http://hkuhist2.hku.hk/nakasendo/shinto.htm (Shinto) Date visited: May 4, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cs.indiana.edu/~port/teach/relg/shinto.sketch.html (Shinto Religion) Date visited: May 4, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confucianism (Confucianism) Date visited: May 4, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.jcch.com/jt.htm (Japanese Tradition) Date visited: May 4, 2007 </li></ul>

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