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World War Ii Junior High School
1,918 wordsA. Post World War II changes in traditional structure The family is the most important element in Japanese society. Traditionally Japan had large, extended families, with three or four generations living together. Today, although grandparents sometimes live with the family, most people live in small nuclear homes consisting of the parents and one or two children. This change has occurred slowly since the end of World War II. Before the war, Japan was an agricultural society, with most people liv...
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2004 From The World Wide Tea Ceremony
1,850 wordsCulture of Japan Because of its isolation from continental influences, Japan has developed a unique and fascinating culture, in which thousand years old traditions and customs are combined with wide using of modern technologies and innovations in every minute of peoples daily life. That is why Japan can be named as a country of contradictions, and there is hardly possible to find another place on earth overflowing with more differences and contrasts. Japan with the population exceeding 125 milli...
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Pentatonic Scale Mental Processes
2,769 wordsMusic is cognitive Music is a kind of art. It has a great influence on our mood. Music reflecting its great significance in sound art images, one of the forms of public ideology. Music has great influence on our mood and soul. It can inspire us for doing different things but only when it is itself inspired. The basic of the music is tune and it is greatly connected with human psyche and soul. Music can make us happy or sad, thoughtful or aggressive, mope or enthusiastic. The way of expression of...
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Junior High School High School Graduates
2,710 wordsJapanese Assignment Geographical Setting Japan is an island country in the North Pacific Ocean. It lies off the northeast coast of mainland Asia and faces Russia, Korea, and China. Four large islands and thousands of smaller ones make up Japan. The four major islands-Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku form a curve that extends for about 1, 900 kilometres. Topography Japan is a land of great natural beauty. mountains and hills cover about 70 % of the country. IN fact, Japanese islands consist o...
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Tea Ceremony Zen Buddhism
1,711 wordsJapanese Aesthetics, Wabi-Sabi, And The Tea Ceremony Japanese Aesthetics, Wabi-Sabi, And The Tea Ceremony Aesthetics: In the Western world, aesthetics is considered the branch of philosophy that is concerned with concepts of value and beauty as they relate to the arts. Philosophers from Plato until the present time have had rigid ideas about what artists should create and what people should like, but in todays world, a estheticians represent a variety of approaches to the philosophy of art. Aest...
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Japanese Americans Traditional Japanese
833 wordsEven with all the mental anguish and struggle, an elemental instinct bound us to this soil. Here we were born; here we wanted to live. We had tasted of its freedom and learned of its brave hopes for democracy. It was too late, much too late for us to turn back. (Sone 124). This statement is key to understanding much of the novel, Nisei Daughter, written by Monica Sone. From one perspective, this novel is an autobiographical account of a Japanese American girl and the ways in which she constructe...
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Traditional Japanese Late 1970
540 wordsDescribed as a century old professional entertainer the geisha is an important part of traditional Japanese social life. Usually circulating their services in the higher classes exclusively, these woman are extensively trained in many of the traditional Japanese arts. Her grace is exceptional, her charm, exquisite. These woman are professional hostesses in an exotic variation. Geisha Geisha The earliest geisha's were men, but by the 18 th century women dominated the trade. Young girls may start ...
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