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Customs of the Japanese. Lesson #7 World History. Japanese Attitude. Quiet, peaceful, art loving Ferocious, determined, never quit, must win. Culture based on Samurai. click. Warriors Ruling class A full 10% of society Absolute control over other 90% Demanded respect and honor.

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customs of the japanese

Customs of the Japanese

Lesson #7

World History

japanese attitude
Japanese Attitude
  • Quiet, peaceful, art loving
  • Ferocious, determined, never quit, must win
culture based on samurai
Culture based on Samurai

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  • Warriors
  • Ruling class
  • A full 10% of society
  • Absolute control over other 90%
  • Demanded respect and honor
samurai are not ninja
Samurai are NOT Ninja
  • Ninja are assassins
  • Ninja are sneaky
  • Samurai do not hide
  • Samurai WANT to be seen in battle

A ninja never wanted to be seen

A Samurai always wanted to be seen

japan s culture based on samurai culture
► “Knights of Japan”

► Highly respected and feared

► Followed _____________

- Code of ethics

Japan’s culture based on Samurai culture

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Bushido

bushido the way of the warrior
BUSHIDO (The way of the warrior)

Bushi = warrior

(the way)

“Do” = Tao

  • Courage
  • Honor
  • Obedience
  • Loyalty
slide7

Seppuku: Ritual Suicide by Sword

It is honorable to die in this way.

Kaishaku – his “seconds”

shinto
Shinto

Kami – spirits in nature

japanese language
Japanese Language
  • Hello: (mushi-mushi on phone)
  • Thank you:
  • Your Welcome:
  • Good bye:
  • I love you:
  • One: Two: Three:

KONI-CHIWA

ARIGATO

ASHI-TA-MASH-TAY

SAYANORA

ASHI-TA-MA-SU

SUN

NEE

ICHEE

verbal communication in japan
Verbal communication in Japan
  • Avoid directly saying NO
  • Slurp noodles
  • Never talk about unappetizing things at meals
  • Always show respect
    • Call adults ____ - san

(ex: Jacoby-san; Ricci-san)

non verbal communication in japan
Non-verbal communication in Japan
  • Avoid looking into eyes
  • Most important guest sits farthest from entrance
japanese writing
Japanese Writing
  • 3 types
    • Kanji – Ideographs (2000)
    • Katakana – phonetic (カタカナ)
    • Hiragana – phonetic (fancy)
  • More general – no indication of plural
food in japan
Food in Japan
  • Sticky rice with almost every meal (even breakfast)
  • Small portions, eye for perfection
  • Seafood and rice
  • Often sit on floor
dating in japan
Dating in Japan
  • No time for romance in high school
  • No time for romance after college
  • Most marriages are arranged
  • Not much PDA
aikido
Aikido
  • Ai = harmony
  • Ki = chi
  • Do = Tao
  • Defensive – restore harmony
  • Use force of attacker
  • “spin like a door on a hinge”
bonsai tree
Bonsai Tree

Tiny tree

Precise cutting

artistically designed

education
Education
  • Long hours in school
  • Wear uniforms
  • MUST be in class for notes
  • Pressure is HIGH for teens