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Modern Vs Ancient Japan

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Maya Zamir

on 15 December 2013

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Modern Vs Ancient Japan
Homes And

Sandals were the main footwear; the wooden clogs often portrayed on TV were a sign of the lower class and were not common for the samurai (Samurai Clothing). Hair was worn in a topknot and facial hair was common prior to the Edo period (Samurai Clothing). The dress of the Japanese has changed greatly due to westernization.

Modern clothing in Japan is very westernized. There is a wide variety of clothing styles similar to American dress. Kimonos are rarely worn, yet, like katanas, they are still sold as a tourist novelty (N. Taylor). When women marry they wear a wedding kimono (Endo Hatsuko). Weddings are still a traditional ceremony with a “huge feast hosted at the groom’s house, into which the bride will be adopted (brides wear a white kimono to symbolize her “death” to her own family, and her intention to adopt the colors of her husband’s family)” (Endo Hatsuko). Endo Hatsuko, a female entrepreneur, westernized the women in Japan by introducing western makeup and commercializing the practice of purchasing bridal costumes (Endo Hatsuko). Today the traditional woman’s attire of painting their faces white and blacking their teeth is continued only by the geisha, a group of women entertainers skilled in song and dance (Endo Hatsuko). Traditionally, the role of women in Japanese culture is primarily to raise the family and this has only just begun to change.

Technology And Transport
Globalization effected to neutralize and erase the identity of a particular country. Many countries these days are way different from the customary traditions the constituents historically live their lives. Their identity is lost and merged with neighboring countries or with the western influence. Japan could be one of the countries that are relatively resilient to the effects of globalization that the traditions and culture are relatively preserved although some changes are notable.

Today, Japan may be among the countries with advanced technology but its advancement seems to coexist with the preservation of its culture. The contrast of skyscrapers with an interior that reflects traditional Japanese arts and designs makes Japan an even more interesting place not only for investors but for simple tourists as well. Nevertheless, even if Japan had been relatively resilient to the effect of globalization, significant changes are prominent in view of modern Japan

Traditional Home[i]

According to Erisa Sumita, Japanese homes are transforming to a wider and open kitchen and living rooms as contrast to a traditionally built home that consumes much space for entrance halls and spares narrow spaces for narrow rooms.

Use of traditional building materials is also being changed into alternative materials to come up with redesigning their homes. Wider residential spaces are also opted for to cater floor plans that allows elegantly designed living room.

Japan has a different concept and style in serving their food, the colour and the size of the food is made easy to pick with a chopstick. The most Peculiar thing to eat that Japan eat are chicken, raw horse meat, sushi and fresh fish.

Now Japanese especially the younger generation, are more and more transforming into the choice of fast food meals and adheres to foreign influenced diet.

How Japan has changed
Japan has changed a lot due to the different rulers and city and now in modern day the is more money to spend to have better places to visit and stay in.
In ancient Japan whore traditional suits but know they where normal things for example jeans and a top or shorts and a
There is a lot more transport now for example there are new and improved trains and the are more buses, cars and a lot of motor bikes and taxis
There is more technology now there are i pad mini, normal i pads, computers and also laptops.
There is a lot more places to visit and stay in now compared to the ancient time there was not a lot of places then or places to stay.
Japan has an efficient public transportation network, especially within metropolitan areas and between the large cities. Japanese public transportation is characterized by its punctuality, its superb service, and the large crowds of people using it.

Japanese Traditional Clothing
In recent years, the Japanese have become to be wearing western clothing. This is likely due to the convenience of western clothes and the global acceptance . However, the Japanese have a rich history of their own unique cultural fashion. Traditional Japanese clothing includes many different types: fundoshi, furisode, hakama, hanten, happi, jinbeit, gūnihitoe, kimono, obi (sashes), samue, sokutai, tomesode, uwagi, and yukata, these are all types of Japanise clothing.. These garments are made to suit the seasons in which they are worn. Clothing that has rustic hues and patterns, such as those that feature russet leaves, are preferred for autumn wear. However, floral designs, such as those that feature cherry blossoms, and more vibrant colors are more common during the spring time. For winter, people who are dressed in kimonos like to wear darker fabric and more layers. Sometimes, people may wear ten layers of clothing. Most cloths in japan are made out of silk
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