TOPIC: More About Japanese Culture
EQ: What influence did other cultures have
on Japan?
How did Chinese characters affect
Japanese Language?
• Ancient Japanese
only spoken
–No writing
system
–Overtime,
Japanese...
Japanese Sculptures:
Carving methods traveled to Japan
from China and Korea
• Archeologists found
examples of Japanese
bur...
Chinese Sculpture
• Stone image of
Buddha
• Faint smile, elaborate
clothing
• Position of statue
show he is “Buddha
of fut...
Korean Buddha Sculpture
• Cast in bronze
• Similar
expression
• Chinese and
Korean
immigrants first
to create
religious st...
Japanese Buddha Sculpture
• Near Horyuji Temple
in Nara, Japan
• Used more wood
• Hands are in a
different position
• Expr...
What is Japanese music like?
• Japanese music
made of poem
chants, war songs,
Shinto prayers
– Used string
instruments
– F...
How did China/ India influence
Japanese Architecture?
• Temple designs that started
in India, spread to China and
then Jap...
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  1. 1. TOPIC: More About Japanese Culture EQ: What influence did other cultures have on Japan?
  2. 2. How did Chinese characters affect Japanese Language? • Ancient Japanese only spoken –No writing system –Overtime, Japanese scholars adapted Chinese symbols to write own lang.
  3. 3. Japanese Sculptures: Carving methods traveled to Japan from China and Korea • Archeologists found examples of Japanese burial spots that have clay figures of warriors, ladies, objects like boats • Meant to protect dead • Once Buddhism moved to Japan, sculpting changed
  4. 4. Chinese Sculpture • Stone image of Buddha • Faint smile, elaborate clothing • Position of statue show he is “Buddha of future”
  5. 5. Korean Buddha Sculpture • Cast in bronze • Similar expression • Chinese and Korean immigrants first to create religious statues like this
  6. 6. Japanese Buddha Sculpture • Near Horyuji Temple in Nara, Japan • Used more wood • Hands are in a different position • Expression different
  7. 7. What is Japanese music like? • Japanese music made of poem chants, war songs, Shinto prayers – Used string instruments – Flutes, percussion • Used a Chinese instrument called a Sheng – Mouth organ, looked like phoenix, mythical bird!
  8. 8. How did China/ India influence Japanese Architecture? • Temple designs that started in India, spread to China and then Japan • Chinese created structures called pagodas – Tower shaped structure with roof, stories • May have inspired Shinto priests to build shrines – Shinto = original religion of Japan, respect for cleanliness, nature

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