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  1. 1. ! Japan ! <ul><li>Amy Plumadore </li></ul>
  2. 2. - Origami - <ul><li>Origami from Oru meaning “folding”, and Kami meaning “paper.” Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper </li></ul><ul><li>The goal of this art is to create a representation of an object using geometric folds and crease patterns preferably without the use of gluing or cutting the paper, and using only one piece of paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Origami only uses a small number of different folds, but they can be combined in a variety of ways to make intricate designs. The most well known form is probably the Japanese paper crane. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Ramen <ul><li>Ramen is a Japanese noodle dish that originated in China. It tends to be served in a meat-based broth, and uses toppings such as sliced pork, dried seaweed, green onions and even corn. Almost every locality or prefecture in Japan has its own variation of ramen, from the tonkotsu ramen of Kyūshū to the miso ramen of Hokkaidō. </li></ul>
  4. 4. - Calligraphy - <ul><li>Chinese calligraphy (Brush calligraphy) is an art unique to Asian cultures. Shu (calligraphy), Hua (painting), Qin (a string musical instrument), and Qi (a strategic board game) are the four basic skills and disciplines of the Chinese literature </li></ul><ul><li>  Calligraphy (shodo: &quot;the way of writing&quot;) is the art of writing beautifully. Most children learn calligraphy in elementary school. It is a popular hobby among adults, too. </li></ul>
  5. 5. - Buddhism - <ul><li>Buddhism was introduced by a visitor from Korea around 550 A.D. It did not take long to spread Buddhism throughout Japan even though there were existing native religions in each Japanese community. One of the reasons which aided in spreading Buddhism so quickly was Yamataikoku, a strong country controlled by a woman, Himiko, who unified small countries and villages a couple hundreds years before Buddhism was introduced </li></ul>
  6. 6. - Sushi - <ul><li>Sushi is the most famous Japanese dish outside of Japan, and one of the most popular dishes among the Japanese themselves. In Japan, sushi is usually enjoyed on special occasions, such as a celebration. Some examples of sushi are Nigiri, Gunkan, Norimaki, Temaki, Inari and Chirashi. </li></ul>
  7. 7. - Shinto - <ul><li>Shinto ( 神道 Shintō ) is the former state religion of Japan and remains the most common name for the nation's non-Buddhist ethnic religious practices. It was formed from disparate local mythologies, beginning with the Kojiki of 712, into an imperial cult called State Shinto that solidified in the Meiji period. </li></ul>
  8. 8. - Kimono - <ul><li>Kimono, meaning clothing in Japanese, is perhaps one of Japan's most beautiful treasure. Today, a Japanese woman usually owns only one kimono typically a furosode kimono which is worn for the coming of age ceremony on her 19th birthday. </li></ul>
  9. 9. - Ikebana - <ul><li>The Japanese art of flower arrangement, also known as kadō ( 華道 , the &quot;way of flowers&quot;). More than simply putting flowers in a container, ikebana is a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together. Contrary to the idea of floral arrangement as a collection of multicolored arrangement of blooms. </li></ul>
  10. 10. - Miso - a traditional Japanese food produced by fermenting rice, barley and/or soybeans, with salt and the fungus kōjikin ( 麹菌 ), the most typical miso being made with soy. The result is a thick paste used for sauces and spreads, pickling vegetables or meats, and mixing with dashi soup stock to serve as miso soup called Misoshiru.