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Japan - Ancient Civilizations

  1. 1. The Ancient Civilizations
  2. 2. VIEWING AND ANALYSIS OF VIDEO • Watch the short video clip from Japan. Be able to define some of the characteristics of Japanese based on this.
  3. 3. ANALYSIS OF VIDEO • What are your perceptions about the Japanese after watching the short video clip? • The Ring ( リ ン グ Ringu?) is a 1998 Japanese horror film by Hideo Nakata, adapted from the novel Ring by Koji Suzuki, which in turn draws on the Japanese folk tale Banchi Sarayashiki. • In a way, it gives us ideas about the Japanese culture. • The movie shows that the Japanese have various superstitious beliefs.
  4. 4. JAPAN: SUPERSTITIOUS BELIEFS • "4" is pronounced as shi in Japanese, which is same to the word "death." • "9" is pronounced as ku in Japanese, which is same to the word "pain." So the two are considered as unlucky numbers. • Hospitals usually have neither 4th or 9th floors. source: http://oaproject.tripod.com/superstition.html#day
  5. 5. JAPAN: SUPERSTITIOUS BELIEFS • In Japanese tradition, a person attending a funeral should not enter his home without throwing salt over him. • The throwing of salt is believed to be a purification action.
  6. 6. JAPAN: SUPERSTITIOUS BELIEFS • sleeping with your head in the northern direction could mean that you will have a short life
  7. 7. JAPAN: SUPERSTITIOUS BELIEFS • Sticking chopsticks into the rice is inauspicious in Japan. • Chopsticks are not usually stick into food, especially rice. • It is only at funerals that chopsticks are stuck into food and placed at the altar
  8. 8. THE JAPANESE CULTURE • What are the characteristics of Japanese culture? • Uchi-soto mentality (“Us and Them”) • Nihongo Wa Jouzu Desu Neh! (“Your Japanese is so good:Insult and praise you at the same time) • The Gaijin Complex (Gaijin means “foreigner” or “white people”) • Honne and Tatemae (truth and white lies: to avoid conflict) • Osekkai (“Mind your own business”: value privacy, doing things in your own way) source: http://www.thejapanfaq.com/FAQ-Primer.html
  9. 9. THE THREE JAPANESE DEITIES
  10. 10. IZANAGI AND IZANAMI
  11. 11. LET’S MAKE A STORY WEB JAPAN IZANAGI AND IZANAMI THE ORIGIN OF JAPAN AND HER PEOPLE from Kojiki UNGROWN PART OF IZANAMI TRANSFER THE EXCESS PART OF IZANAGI TO IZANAMI
  12. 12. JAPAN: GEOGRAPHY
  13. 13. JAPAN: GEOGRAPHY
  14. 14. JAPAN: GEOGRAPHY
  15. 15. STORY WEB MAKING & PRESENTATION • The class will be divided into 10 by counting 1 to 10. • Students with the same number will work together as a group. • The task of the group is to create and present a story web of their assigned topic. The next slide presents the format for the story web. For the grade nine, use Keynotes or Popplet for the presentation. For the grade eight, use ¼ manila paper, markers and masking tape for the presentation. • The topics are as follows: GROUPS 1 and 6 2 and 7 3 and 8 4 and 9 5 and 10 TOPIC The Yamato and Nara Periods The Fujiwara or Hejan Period The Minamoto or Kamakura Period The Ashikaga or Muromachi Period The Tokugawa Shogunate
  16. 16. EMERGENCE FALL CONTRIBUTIONS/EVENTS
  17. 17. THE YAMATO AND NARA PERIODS (300 TO 720 C.E.)
  18. 18. THE FUJIWARA OR HEIAN PERIOD (794 TO 1185 C.E.) EMBLEM OF THE FUJIWARA CLAN
  19. 19. THE FUJIWARA OR HEIAN PERIOD (794 TO 1185 C.E.) TALE OF GENJI
  20. 20. THE FUJIWARA OR HEIAN PERIOD (794 TO 1185 C.E.) BUSHI
  21. 21. THE FUJIWARA OR HEIAN PERIOD (794 TO 1185 C.E.) SHOGUN
  22. 22. THE MINAMOTO OR KAMAKURA PERIOD (1185 TO 1333 C.E.) MINAMOTO CLAN SYMBOL
  23. 23. THE ASHIKAGA OR MUROMACHI PERIOD (1333 TO 1568 C.E.) ASHIKAGA CLAN SYMBOL
  24. 24. THE TOKUGAWA SHOGUNATE (1600 TO 1868 C.E.) ODA NOBUNAGA
  25. 25. THE TOKUGAWA SHOGUNATE (1600 TO 1868 C.E.) TOYOTOMI HIDEYOSHI
  26. 26. THE TOKUGAWA SHOGUNATE (1600 TO 1868 C.E.) TOKUGAWA IEYASU
  27. 27. THE TOKUGAWA SHOGUNATE (1600 TO 1868 C.E.) FUDAI DAIMYO
  28. 28. THE TOKUGAWA SHOGUNATE (1600 TO 1868 C.E.) SAKOKU
  29. 29. THE TOKUGAWA SHOGUNATE (1600 TO 1868 C.E.) SHIMPAN DAIMYO
  30. 30. THE TOKUGAWA SHOGUNATE (1600 TO 1868 C.E.)
  31. 31. KABUKI
  32. 32. SOCIAL CLASSES
  33. 33. GROUP WORK Form a group with five members. Copy and answer the following questions about Japan. For grade eight, use ¼ manila paper, markers and masking tape. For grade nine, use Keynotes. Nos. Questions 1 Who were the original inhabitants of Japan? How did the present inhabitants of Japan reach the country? 2 What were some of the importance events or turning points in the history of Japan? 3 What were some of the Japanese contributions that are still evident now? 4 How did Shintoism influence the life of the Japanese? 5 What are some of Asian characteristics influence by the Japanese?
  34. 34. GROUP WORK Form a group with three members. Compare and contrast China, Korea and Japan. For grade eight, use ¼ manila paper, markers and masking tape. For grade nine, use Keynotes or Popplet app. CHINA CHINA AND KOREA CHINA AND JAPAN CHINA, KOREA, JAPAN JAPAN AND KOREA KOREA JAPAN
  35. 35. THINK OUT LOUD 1-5. 6-10.

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