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Transcript of JAPANESE CULTURE
Religion doesn't play a big role in life for people in Japan today. An average person follows rituals at ceremonies like birth, weddings and funerals.
Religions in Japan:
- Shinto: 60%
- Buddism: 35%
- Other: 5% (Including Christianity)
There are three main alphabets in the Japanese language:
These ceremonies are called Chanoyu or Ocha. It's a ritual ceremony of preparing and serving Japanese green tea called Matcha. Traditional Japanese sweets are also served with the tea to balance out the bitter tea.
Sake is an alcoholic beverage from Japan made from fermented rice. It's sometimes called "rice wine".
The word "Sake" usually y refers to any alcoholic beverage,
Kimonos are usually designed to match the seasons and they are also designed for different occasions.
Also, when babies are born, they are dressed in different types of kimonos. If it's a girl, she is dressed in a white coat and if it's a boy, he wears a black kimono with the family crest on it.
There are many varieties of food in Japan. one popular dish is ramen. it's like a soup, but varies by what you put in it.
East of China and Korea
Japan has 4 seasons.
Humid summers and mild winters.
A Japanese religion dating from the
early 8th century and incorporating
the worship of ancestors and nature
spirits and a belief in sacred power
(kami) in both animate and inanimate
things. It was the state religion of
Japan until 1945.
Another popular dish is sushi, like the ramen, you have several options of ingredients.
A third popular dish is fried rice. you can add all kind of meat, depends on what you like the most.
Many Japanese people eat by using chopsticks
Bonsai is a Japanese art form using small trees grown in containers.
This tradition dates back over a thousand years and the purpose of Bonsai is usually for contemplation and the enjoyable practice of effort and ingenuity.
Origami comes from two words: "Ori" meaning "folding" and "kami" meaning "paper".
The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of paper into a completed art piece through folding and sculpting techniques.
If cutting or glue is involved, it is technically not considered to be origami.
Place money on trays
Polite to clear your plate completely
Harmony is a key value
Shoes are not worm inside home. They are replaced with slippers
1. Complete the word map
2. Answer the questions:
a) What is the weather like in Japan?
b) What is the most popular religion there?
c) Name two languages from Japan.
d) What are the most popular dishes in Japan?
e) What are kimonos usually designed for?
f) What do the words "ori" and "kami" mean?
g) What are shoes at home replaced for?
h) What does "sake" mean?
i) How do Japanese people called the green tea?
j) What is Bonsai?
3. Match the words:
a) Chanoyu Location ( )
b) Sake Most popular religion ( )
c) East of China and Korea Rice wine ( )
d) Bowing Tea ceremonies ( )
e) Shinto Japanese greeting ( )
a) MHOAYRN ______________
b) TSLGIUNCP ______________
c) USSIH ______________
d) NSJEAPEA ______________
e) EFBELI ______________