Culture (Iris)Updated1


Published on

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Culture (Iris)Updated1

  1. 1. Traditional Costume- Kimono <ul><li>Literally means “things to wear” </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Japanese clothing </li></ul><ul><li>Various types </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For different occasions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Yukata </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>S ummer kimono </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shiro-maku </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>W edding kimono </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Traditional Costume- Kimono <ul><li>Still worn in different occasions </li></ul>During graduation Shichigosan (a festival for children ) When going to temple
  3. 3. <ul><li>Clothing Accessories </li></ul>Obi - belt Shoes - Scandals Socks – Tabi socks
  4. 4. Traditional Art <ul><li>Performing art </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Noh </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Musical dance-drama </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Actors usually wear masks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kyogen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spoken drama </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bunraku </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Puppet play </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Traditional Art <ul><li>Arts and crafts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Origami </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ikebana </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(flower arrangement) </li></ul></ul></ul>Western Japanese
  6. 6. Festivals <ul><li>Shogatsu (New Year) </li></ul><ul><li>Hanami (Cherry-Blossom Viewing) </li></ul><ul><li>Tanabata (Evening of the seventh) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Music <ul><li>J -Pop (Japanese Pop) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Music affected by the west </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Karaoke </li></ul>
  8. 8. Manga (Comics) <ul><li>First appeared after World War II </li></ul><ul><li>Readers – wide range </li></ul><ul><li>Types: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fictional, romance, fun, mystery </li></ul></ul><ul><li>23.2% of sales and 37.8% of the volume of all books and magazines in Japan </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Popularity through the world: Exported to Europe, America, Asia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eg: Dragon Ball (by Toriyama Akira) into movie </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Video games <ul><li>NDS </li></ul><ul><li>W ii </li></ul><ul><li>PlayStation </li></ul><ul><li>XBox </li></ul><ul><li>GameBoy </li></ul>
  11. 11. Technology <ul><li>A rchitecture - safe building (protection against earthquake) </li></ul><ul><li>Video: </li></ul>
  12. 12. Technology <ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mature transportation network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eg: Shinkansen (Bullet train) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Covers most parts of Japan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Maximum speed: 270 kilometers per hour </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Technology <ul><li>Robots which can… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Play music instruments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do core housework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Act as a pet, accompany the elderly </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Downshifting Culture <ul><li>From the west </li></ul><ul><li>Original idea </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage people to adopt less well paid life instead of financially rewarding but stressful one </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T o have time for the important things in life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To have a less work-focused lifestyle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Twisted in Japan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interpreted as living a easy life everyday, without specific goals </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Downshifting Culture <ul><li>“ Underclass Society: Emergence of a New Class Society ” Miura Atsushi </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spend a whole day at home surfing the net or playing video games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Just looking for a simple, not challenging life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think that is best to live their own life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow one’s inclinations, just do the things that they like </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U ndisciplined personality, think that things are troublesome and prefer staying at home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Like to stay alone </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Downshifting Culture <ul><ul><li>Think that one’s own personality is plain and simple </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think that showing own style is trendy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Always eat snacks and fast food </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sometimes think eating is a troublesome matter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual income is less than 10 times of the age in terms of Yen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Single (male 33 or above, female 30 or above) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Different from the original idea </li></ul><ul><li>Self-centered </li></ul><ul><li>‘ working’ is not important anymore </li></ul>
  17. 17. Impact on society <ul><li> C hild pornography </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Immoral thoughts added to teenagers’ minds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Compensated dating ( Enjo-kōsai ) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li> Fictional anime </li></ul><ul><li> Downshifting culture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Give rise to Otaku and freeter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create delusion of the reality </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Impact on society <ul><li>Otaku and freeter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Freeter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NEET – Not in education, employment or training </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No permanent job </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Usually indulge themselves with foreign travel, hobbies or other passions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Parasite Single (feed on family) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Living with family, pay no rent </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Do no housework </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Come and go freely </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Impact on society <ul><li>According to an article from the New York Times - Income gap in Japan: Part-timers sink below poverty line </li></ul><ul><li>… A Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare survey released last year revealed that the percentage of Japanese workers who are not in full-time jobs rose to 35 percent in 2003 from 28 percent in 1999 . This group of workers - including part-timers, contract workers and those holding temporary jobs - earns an average of ¥2 million or less annually, Morinaga said. … </li></ul><ul><li>… Economists pointed out that a pattern of widespread poverty may emerge when the current generation of parents retires and their low-income children eventually run out of parental resources to rely on. … </li></ul><ul><li> would create great challenges to Japan economy </li></ul>
  20. 20. Impact on society <ul><ul><li>Otaku </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>May have permanent job </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tend to spend income on their hobbies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>eg: comics and video games, but ignore other social or international issues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eg: cosplayers, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>anime products collectors </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Impact on society <ul><li>Another example of Otaku (from the New York Times - Love in 2-D ) </li></ul><ul><li>Indulge in relationship with imaginary characters </li></ul> “ Of course she’s my girlfriend,” “I have real feelings for her.”