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    Persuasive By sativa white I think Japan is the greatest and most amazing culture because. They keep up with traditions and they always put so much detail into everything they do. Japan is also very clean and polite. If you go to a subway you will usually se trash somewhere and people all crowding around the door to push in to get a seat and your being pushed around and stuff like that. But in Japan people line up nice and orderly and you don’t really see trash Japan is very clean you will…

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    During the medieval times of Europe and Japan, both societies needed protection from themselves and from outside invaders. These protectors were warriors called Knights and Samurai and were both greatly skilled and educated. Although Japanese samurai and the European knights were on the opposite sides of the world, they both shared common similarities, but are more different than they are alike. Both samurai and knights wear armor, can fight on horses, shoot arrows and use swords, and have a…

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    An Unexpected Endemic Disease: The Internal Modernity Crisis of Samurai in Modern Japan If a survey were conducted across the globe that asked participants to describe what they felt was the defining characteristic of Japanese culture, the Japanese samurai would most likely be the top response. In modern Japan, the legacy of the medieval samurai is at the heart of the Japanese culture. Depictions of samurai’s absolute loyalty, high regard for honor, and continual analysis of shame, can be…

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    Zen Buddhism was very important to this country because it made spiritual enlightenment equally accessible to both lower and higher classes through meditation.Shinto is Japan's native religion and emphasizes the beauty of nature in Japan. Additionally, samurai in Japan have to follow a code, called the Bushido code, which includes Rectitude, Courage, Benevolence, Respect, Honesty, Honor, and Loyalty. Other impressive feats of the Japanese include Zen gardens and Noh Theater. These gardens are…

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    Both Japan and Korea were politically influenced by the Chinese through China’s system of the governing body of their nation, while also being culturally influenced by China through their religion, Buddhism and Confucianism. However, both Japan and Korea differed politically because the Korean’s followed Tributaries and the Japanese followed feudalism, and culturally because Japan followed the Zen branch of Buddhism and Korea followed the Chan branch. Korea and Japan were almost identical to…

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    It is said that ‘mountains and waters’ is a way to refer to the totality of the process of nature. For ancient Japanese, mountains were the mysterious place that offer them source of life. Even in the modern days, mountains relate to many incidents that cannot be explained; thus, it makes us to think that there is something sacred in the mountain. In case of water, water is source of life that surrounds and comes out from the mountains. While wise people try to travel the mountain, they tend to…

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    Izanami Full Story

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    This story is from the Japanese "Record of Ancient Things". The story tells of the creation of japan rather than the creation of the world. But in this story Japan is the first landmass on earth, and mankind are created in the process. When the world began, three gods appeared, They were know as the Spirit Master of the Center of Heaven, The August Wondrously Producing Spirit, and the Divine Wondrously Producing Ancestor. When the earth came into being the land floated on the water. Out of the…

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    Shinto Religions

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    contributes to the Japanese philosophy of life. These two religions complement each other and coexisted for over a thousand years both culturally and socially to the life of Japanese people. It is also influenced by Confucianism and Taoism. Shinto is Japans state religion, created in the late 6th century. In 1868, the government forced Shinto and Buddhism to separate in the Meiji period. Meiji government ordered a separation of Shintoism and Buddhism in 1868 and proposed a state endorsement of…

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    What were the characteristics of the Samurai and Knight culture? The Samurai were part of a warrior culture that was unique to Japan. The samurai followed a code of honor called Bushido. Bushido emphasized loyalty and honor over all others to their nobles. The samurai was to show respect to their nobles. Zen Buddhism greatly influenced Bushido and the beliefs of the samurai. The…

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    Many societies have creation myths explaining their origins. The Japanese accounts regarding the creation of earth and the arrival of human society began to be archived in the eight century C.E., the early chroniclers had been exposed to Chinese writings on the subject and were likely influenced by Chinese founding myths. There are significant differences in the Japanese approach, which places more emphasis on the role that nature deities played than on sage-kings. The Japanese account also…

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