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  1. 1. Japan <ul><li>By Nakia Trombley. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Topics <ul><li>My powerpoint is going to be on a variety of things. </li></ul><ul><li>Calligraphy. </li></ul><ul><li>Sumo Wrestling </li></ul><ul><li>Kendo </li></ul><ul><li>Origami </li></ul><ul><li>Sushi </li></ul><ul><li>Ikebana </li></ul><ul><li>Bathing </li></ul>
  3. 3. Calligraphy <ul><li>Calligraphy (shodo: &quot;the way of writing&quot;) is the art of writing beautifully. </li></ul><ul><li>Kanji is the Japanese word for the written characters that are said to have been created in China several thousand years ago. </li></ul><ul><li>First, a student gets acquainted with the tools and learns a basic technique for handling them; this is the SHUJI stage. </li></ul><ul><li>The way kanji got started was from pictures people drew. </li></ul><ul><li>Most children learn calligraphy in elementary school. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sumo Wrestling <ul><li>Sumo wrestling is the oldest of Japan’s various martial arts. </li></ul><ul><li>It is  still heavily centered around the Shinto religion. </li></ul><ul><li>When the sport was first introduced 1500 years ago it was performed mostly to ensure good harvests. </li></ul><ul><li>Sumo wrestling's popularity quickly spread. </li></ul><ul><li>Only the samurai, or warrior class, were allowed to practice it as part of their military training.  </li></ul>
  5. 5. Kendo <ul><li>Kendo ( 剣道 ) meaning “Way of the Sword&quot;, is a modern Japanese martial art of sword-fighting. </li></ul><ul><li>Also known as Kumdo. </li></ul><ul><li>Kendo is a way to discipline the human character. </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose-To mold the mind and body. </li></ul><ul><li>There are estimates that about six million people world-wide practice Kendo. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Origami <ul><li>Origami ( 折り紙 )(from oru meaning &quot;folding&quot;, and kami meaning &quot;paper&quot;) is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. </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. </li></ul><ul><li>The most well known form is probably the Japanese paper crane. </li></ul><ul><li>Paper folding has been practiced since the Edo era (1603-1867). </li></ul><ul><li>The practice and study of origami encapsulates several subjects of mathematical interest. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sashimi <ul><li>Sashimi ( 刺身 ) is a Japanese delicacy primarily consisting of very fresh raw seafood. </li></ul><ul><li>The word sashimi means &quot;pierced body. </li></ul><ul><li>Sashimi often is the first course in a formal Japanese meal. </li></ul><ul><li>Sashimi represents the Japanese cultural appreciation of subtlety. </li></ul><ul><li>The finer sensation can vary from salmon to squid, and everything in between. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ikebana <ul><li>Ikebana ( 生花 &quot;arranged flower“) is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. </li></ul><ul><li>Ikebana is a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together. </li></ul><ul><li>The artist's intention behind each arrangement is shown through a piece's color combinations, natural shapes, graceful lines, and the usually implied meaning of the arrangement. </li></ul><ul><li>The history of Ikebana starts with it starting around 500 years ago. </li></ul><ul><li>Silence is a must during practices of Ikebana. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Bathing <ul><li>Bathing custom in Japan is to sit on a low stool and wash, shampoo, shave and rinse, by filling up the cedar bucket, before you hop into the tub to soak. </li></ul><ul><li>The main purpose of taking a bath is relaxation at the end of the day. </li></ul><ul><li>The toilet is almost always located in an entirely separate room. </li></ul><ul><li>When bathing Japanese style, you are supposed to first rinse your body outside the bath tub with a washbowl. </li></ul><ul><li>Modern bath tubs can be automatically filled with water at a given temperature or to heat up the water to a preferred temperature. </li></ul>
  10. 10. My thoughts on Japan… <ul><li>Japan looks like a very lively place. </li></ul><ul><li>I’d like to visit Japan someday. </li></ul><ul><li>I learned many new things I didn’t know about a different country. </li></ul><ul><li>Japan has many types of food. </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve learned a lot from this power point. </li></ul>