Influences of geography on japan

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Influences of geography on japan

  1. 1. Influences of Geography on Japan
  2. 2. Essential Question • How was Japan’s development influenced by its landforms, its climate, and its closeness to China and Korea?
  3. 3. Legend
  4. 4. Landforms and Climate • 120 Miles off the coast of Asia • 15% of land flat enough for farming • Ring of Fire – Volcanos, earthquakes, and tidal waves • Mild climate with plenty of rain • Island nation = plenty of fish and protection
  5. 5. Nature Inspires Japanese Culture • Expresses love of natural beauty • Shinto – Traditional religion focused on respect for nature and ancestors • Art • Music
  6. 6. Influential Neighbors • Closest neighbors are China and Korea • China had the largest influence – Gave Japan it’s name Nippon “Land of the Rising Sun” Areas of Influence How Japan Adapted Chinese Influences Religion Combined Buddhism with traditional Shinto beliefs Government Adopted principles of Confucianism Writing System Used Chinese characters Arts Employed Chinese techniques and themes especially in landscape painting Agriculture Adapted Chinese wet-field rice cultivation to Japan’s island environment
  7. 7. China Japan
  8. 8. Review • What areas of Japanese culture influenced by China?

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