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Traditional Japanese Culture

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Presentation Day 1 introducing traditional Japan to Korean students from Yeungnam University visiting Kansai University.

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Traditional Japanese Culture

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  2. 2.  Geography & climate  Prehistoric periods: Jomon pottery, Yayoi rice, Kofun mounds  Mythical origins of the Imperial family & Japanese nation  Japanese religions  Indigenous Shinto religion  Asian civilization adopted through Buddhism  Co-existence & fusion of Shinto with Buddhism  First country to spread Buddhism to the masses  Classical periods: Asuka, Nara, Heian (Kyoto)  From Asian influences to distinctive Japanese culture  Capital moves from west (Kansai area) to east (Tokyo area)  Kamakura Period: Shogun, samurai, martial arts, tea, Zen  Edo Period: from warring states to peace and isolation  Modernizing, not so religious anymore, war and peace again  Meiji, Taisho, Showa, & present Heisei periods  Conclusion / last questions & comments
  3. 3. Geography and Climate
  4. 4. http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=-FMdfB6-DMA
  5. 5. http://matome.naver.jp/odai/2139478598254597201/2139651501531105703
  6. 6. 伊勢神宮 外宮別宮 月讀宮 - Tsukiyomi no miya (Geku of Ise Grand Shrine) by Tamago Moffle, 2010, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://flic.kr/p/7QLJKP
  7. 7. NARA: 法隆寺 Horyuji temple by ume-y, 2013, CC BY 2.0 https://flic.kr/p/eSekCB
  8. 8. KYOTO spring: Kiyomizu Temple Summer: Gion Festival
  9. 9. KYOTO fall
  10. 10. http://www.waoe.org/steve/Japanese_People_and_Society.pdf
  11. 11. http://www.waoe.org/steve/island.html
  12. 12. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yayoi_period http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/history/b_chron-txt.htm K K J
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  14. 14. http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/how-strongly-different-countries- around-the-world-feel-about-religion-in-one-graph--WkKNcG11nx (2016)
  15. 15. Japanese ways of thinking • Other-oriented values • Individual and peer group • Concept of time • Environment and nature • Status and hierarchy • Male-female differences • Importance of age • Reasons for many suicides • Human relations most important
  16. 16. Social behavior & relationships • Levels of social distance – Intimate circle, face relations, strangers • Politeness, indirectness, formality – Avoiding confrontation • Inside and Outside – uchi & soto, honne & tatemae – Private self (reserve) & public self (restraint) • Many Obligations: gimu, on, giri • Balancing give & take of gifts & favors – Symbolism of gifts and objects

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