_Life in japan_

They created very different from those in other parts of Asia. Korea is only about 100 miles away from japan. China is about 400 miles away.  Historians aren't sure exactly when or how the Ainu moved to japan. They lost most of there fights trying not to lose there land.. According to Shinto teachings everything in nature the us the moon trees waterfalls and animals has kami. By mid 500s though some Japanese leaders thought that japan coulj learn a great deal from another culture. Regent is a person who rules a country for someone who is unable to rule alone... It wasn't 200 years later that people devised a way of writing in Japanese. One of the first histories of japan written in 700s is in Chinese for many years Chinese was even the official language of Japan's government. Shutoku worked to change people's minds about Buddhism , he built a grand Buddhist temple that still stands today , he also wrote commentaries on Buddhist teachings became very popular especially among Japanese nobles. Afraid they would lose power to the emperor many clan leaders opposed government plans as a result Japan's emperors gained little power.. Japan began to emulate western fashion during of the middle of 19th century . Emulation has formed street fashion , by adopting mixture of current &traditional trends . Japanese art covers a wide range of art styles and media including ancient poetry sculpture , ink painting and calligraphy. Modern day Social position was inherited and the feudalist social hierarchy from earlier periods continued into the Edo period. Land could only be owned by the Imperial family, the Shogun, or regional daimyo. The families of daimyo were forced to live in Edo and the daimyo themselves had to alternate between living in Edo for one year and their own province the next. Under this system, the Shogun was able to keep regional daimyo from becoming too powerful. Maintaining family status was of great importance, both socially and legally. If an individual was found guily of a crime and executed, their immediate family members could become slaves under Article 17 of the Gotoke reijo, or Tokugawa performing arts From prehistoric times, dances have served as an intermediary between humans and the gods in Japan.Kagura dances dedicated to native deities and performed at the imperial court or in villages before local Shintōshrines are in essence a symbolic reenactment of the propitiatory dance that lured the sun goddess Amaterasufrom the cave in ancient myth. Although kagura dance has been influenced by later more sophisticated dance forms, it is still performed much as it was 1,500 years ago, to religious chants accompanied by drums, brass gongs, andflutes. At the same time, villagers had their rice-planting dances, performed either at New Year’s as a prayer for good planting or during the planting season in early summer. These lively dances were later, in the 14th century, brought to the cities and performed as court

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