The Japanese Culture by dfhdhdhdhjr


1. China booklets due February
   10th, Tues.

2. Haiku- 5,7,5 syllables plus
   colored picture due on
3. Skits- this Thursday
 - know your lines. At least 2 lines
 -reading your haiku on stage
 -mandatory costumes that slip n
     over your clothes

 -Changing in the bathroom will not
   be allowed. Bring Markers
4. Samurai Graphic Organizer with
    colored pictures due on Friday.
The Japanese Culture

         Ch. 8
       Section 2
    HSS 7.5.1 & 7.5.2
The first Japanese people
The Ancient Ainu
     Homework: copy this in your
1. China Booklets- late
2. Samurai Graphic Organizer-late
3. Haiku-due Friday, Feb. 20th
   Extra Credit for the early birds
   who turned them in already. 2
   colored pictures; syllables 5,7,5
4. 5 Paragraph Essay due:
       February 27th, Friday.
      Please take out….

1. Your spiral notebook

2. Your student planner
1. What was the emperor in charge of?

 The emperor was in charge of the
  entire land. He was in charge of
2. What was the daimyo in charge of?

The daimyo was the land owner
 who was in charge of the land,
 the peasants, the people and the
 3. Who did the daimyo hire to
 protect and defend the land?

The samurai
4. Who was the shogun in charge of?

He was a powerful military leader in
 charge of the people, peasants,
 samurai and the daimyo.

He was second in
charge underneath
the emperor.
       5. The bushido was…

a. A trained warrior who fought to protect
   the land

b. A powerful military leader

c. The way the samurai meditated

d. A code of rules which defined how a
   samurai should behave
      5. The bushido was…

d) a code of rules which defined
  how a samurai should behave
Paragraph 1: Introduction
1. Korea and China played an
   important role in influencing the
   Japanese culture.

2. The very first people to settle in
   Japan were a group of people
   called the Ainu.
Paragraph 1: Introduction
3. Some historians believe they
 came from Siberia which is
 located in eastern Russia.

4. Most of the Ainu people moved
 to Hokkaido which is one of the
 four main Japanese islands.
Paragraph 1: Introduction

5. Eventually, the ancient
 traditional Japanese people
 adopted a new culture,
 language and customs and the
 Ainu culture almost
Paragraph 2:Early Japanese Society
 1.The first Japanese people
  lived in farming villages that
  were ruled by extended
  families that became
  powerful clans.

 2.The people in the village
  obeyed and respected the clan
  leaders who were also known
  as powerful chiefs.
Paragraph 2:Early Japanese Society
3.They were religious people who
 honored their dead ancestors.

4. They believe in nature spirits
 called kami and they believed
 that the sun, moon, trees,
 waterfalls, and animals could
 protect them from harm.
Paragraph 2:Early Japanese Society
5.The early Japanese people built
  beautiful shrines with special gates
  called torii that surrounded the shrines.

6.The torii gate became an important
  symbol in the Japanese religion
  because it marked the entrance to
  sacred shrines where religious
  ceremonies took place.
Paragraph 3: Japanese Culture
1. Around the mid 500’s the
   Japanese culture was influenced
   by the people living in Korea and

2.The emperor of Japan sent
  scholars to these countries to learn
  about their cultures.
     Paragraph 3: Culture

3. Around 790-1190, Heian,
 Japan became a great center of
 culture and learning.

4. Art, fashion and literature
 became important to Japanese
 Paragraph 3:Culture
5. The Japanese government
  adopted the Chinese language
  to be their country’s
  official language.
Paragraph 4: JapaneseLiterature
1. Japanese authors, writers and artist wrote
    beautiful poems and stories in Chinese.
    Paintings even had Chinese characters drawn
    on them.

2. Poetry and literature
was very popular in Japan.

 Paragraph 4: Japanese Literature

3. Poetry such as haiku was
 not only appreciated by artist,
 but samurai warriors also
 memorized various poems to
 help them discipline their
 minds so they could improve
 their concentration.
• Haiku is one of the most
  important forms of traditional
  Japanese poetry.

• Tells about a moment,
  sensation, impression or
  drama of a specific fact of

• which are generally applied as
•Haiku is a very short
 three lines of
5, 7, and 5 syllables
         5, 7, 5 Syllables

As the wind does blow
     Across the trees, I see the
          Buds blooming in May
Paragraph 4: Japanese Literature

4. One of the first and oldest
 novels written around 1,000
 was written by Lady Murasaki
 Shikibu called
“The Tale of Genji”.
     Paragraph 4: Literature
5. The story is about a about a
 prince named Genji who is
 searching for love.

6. The novel gives its readers an
 idea what ancient Japan was
 really like during this time period.
    Paragraph 4: Literature

7. Another popular book is “The
 Pillow Book” written by Sei
 Shonagon who collected the
 thoughts, poetry and journal
 entries of Japan’s empress
 from 991-1000.
Paragraph 5: Religion

1. Confucianism was one of the
   first religions to influence the
   ancient Japanese culture.

2. Japanese scholars were sent
   to China to learn more about
Paragraph 5: Religion

3. this ancient philosophy that
 taught that families should
 respect their elderly and
 respect the man or the father
 who was the considered to be
 the head of the household.
    Paragraph 5: Religion

4. When they returned, they
 introduced Confucianism to
 the Japanese culture.
Paragraph 5: Religion
5. Eventually, Confucianism was
 replaced by Buddhism.

6. Prince Shotoku was a Buddhist
 himself. He had a strong influence
 over the Japanese culture and
 imposed his personal religious
 beliefs onto the Japanese people.
     Paragraph 5: Religion
7. Buddhism helped shape the
 art, architecture and the
 culture of Japan.

8. Shotoku had beautiful
 Buddhist temples built
 throughout Japan.
Japan's first permanent capital was
established in the year 710 at Heijo,
the city now known as Nara.
Paragraph 6: Zen Buddhism
1. During the 1100’s, the Japanese
 began practicing a different form
 of Buddhism called Zen

2. This form of the religion taught
 that self-discipline led to wisdom.
    Paragraph 6: Zen Buddhism
3. Samurai warriors began
 practicing Zen Buddhism
 because it helped them
 meditate, relax their minds and
 it improved their concentration.

4. Disciplined Samurai warriors
 also used Haiku to help them
 improve their concentration and
     Paragraph 6: Religion

5. Most of these temples still
 exist and their meticulously
 manicured landscape
 continue to influence the
 Japanese culture today.
   Paragraph 5: Conclusion
The Japanese culture was
 heavily influenced by China
 and Korea.
Japanese scholars taught
 their people about the
 language, culture and religion
 of the ancient Chinese and
 Korean people.

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