And of course, sumo!</li></li></ul><li>SUMO!相撲 (Sumō)<br /><ul><li>Sumo is Japan's national sport, it is similar to wrestling but the rules vary.
Sumo originated in Japan, the only country where it is practised professionally.
The winner of the game is the player who forces the opponent out of the ring or makes him touch the ground with any part of his body except the soles of his feet.</li></li></ul><li>Rules of Sumo. 相撲のルール (Sumō no rūru ) <br /><ul><li>knock your opponent out of the 15-foot diameter ring,
or make your opponent touch the ground with any part of the body other than the soles of the feet.
Punching, gouging, and kicking are prohibited.
but slapping and tripping are allowed.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>And don’t try and get out of eating your vegetables by telling your mum you’re going to be a sumo wrestler, because sumo wrestlers have a strict no junk, must-be-healthy-food diet! (just in huge quantities!)</li></li></ul><li>
Japanese film industry日本映画産業 (Nippon eiga sangyō )<br />The Japanese film industry<br />It is very famous. It is known mainly for it’s anime films and horror films but here are the other types of films:<br /><ul><li>Anime: Animation
Jidaigeki, set during the Edo period (1603–1868) or earlier.
Samurai cinema: films about warriors and such.
Shomingeki, films about common working people.</li></li></ul><li>Anime filmsアニメ映画 (Anime eiga)<br />Anime films are animated films.<br />They are well known throughout the world, some more than others.<br />One very famous film, Laputa, Castle in the sky, was named after Gulliver's Travels, even though it does not follow the plot. The film was directed and made by Hayao Miyazaki, one of the most important and famous anime film directors, who also directed the film Spirited Away.<br />
Hayao Miyazaki(宮崎 ) was born on the 5th of Jan, 1941, he became globally famous after his film, Princess Mononoke was released.<br />Princess Mononoke was the highest-grossing film in Japan until Titanic (1997) came out a few months later <br />Director and creator of Spirited Away, Hayao Miyazaki. I LOVE HIM!!<br />
Horror films!ホラー映画 (Horā eiga) <br /><ul><li>Japanese horror films are recognised as some of the scariest in the world.
Most contain a lot of gore, and some are so scary that you have to have a certificate from a doctor saying that you can watch it.
Many are based around ghosts that seek revenge, as it is said in Japan that when someone dies in extreme sorrow or rage, the emotion remains and can leave a stain upon that place. Death becomes a part of that place, killing everything it touches. Once it sees you, it never lets go.</li></li></ul><li>Examples of these films are Ju-on 1 and 2 (The Grudge) and Ringu (The Ring).<br /><ul><li>Japanese horror tends to focus on psychological horror and tension building or anticipation. (Psychological horror is a type of horror fiction that relies on character fears, guilt, beliefs, eerie sound effects, relevant music and emotional instability to build tension and further the plot)</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Many films contain themes of folk religion such as: possession, exorcism, shamanism, precognition, and yōkai.</li></ul>(yōkai means literally demon, spirit or monster)<br />
jazz</li></li></ul><li>Japanese pop music日本のポップ (Nippon no poppu)<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlyvgxdFnkU&feature=fvw<br />This is a video of this year’s number one song on the music charts.<br />It’s called Phantom Minds, and it’s by Nana Mizuki. <br />
Japanese folk music日本の民俗音楽 (Nippon no minzoku ongaku )<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJrDFKaM-Mk<br />This is an example of Japanese folk music.<br />
Thank you so much!<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sport_in_Japan<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumo<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_of_Japan<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anime<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J-Horror<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_japan<br />YouTube<br />Google Images<br />そんなに、私はあなたがそれを好きだ見てくれてありがとう！<br />