The ninth century A.D. marked a turning point in Japanese history with the emergence of the professional warrior (called bushi) and the subsequent rise of the military class to power. This period witnessed the decline of the (once-powerful) reigning Fujiwara family, which subsequently had to enlist the aid of certain other families/clans to enforce established laws and regulations. The Taira and Minamoto families, in particular, became so successful that they ended up ruling the land as military powerhouses. By the next century, "the military profession was fully established as a hereditary privilege" a mark of distinction. A man by the name of Minamoto Yoritomo (A.D. 1147-1199) became the first permanent shogun (supreme military ruler) of feudal Japan when he overturned the dominant Taira clan.
Ukiyo-e is an art form that originated in Japan during the Edo period. It lasted from 1603 to 1867. The Edo period began after the ruler Hideyoshi had died in 1958. Tokugawa Ieyasu, who was the most powerful man in Japan, did not respect Hideyoshi’s successor Hideyori, because he wanted to become absolute ruler of Japan. He won that by defeating Hideyori loyalists in the battle of Sekigahara in 1600.
Last, they both have a same idea of people’s rank---if they are born with their level they stay with it forever. For example, if the person is born as samurai (knight) stay where they are so is their children. The difference is that the samurai in Japan dress differently than the European Knights. The samurai wear lacquered leather or metal plates and silk or metal bindings. The knights use metals, chains or plate metal.
For the Japanese there has been a trend of taking aspects of everyday life and detailing and abstracting them such that their original purpose and daily practicality is somewhat lost. From eating food, drinking tea and wearing clothes seemingly basic aspects of daily life have a history of becoming a delicate art to which full cultural dedication and lifetime studies were devoted. The Jōmon are one of the oldest known groups in Japan and are arguably the first society in the world to develop pottery and whose unique style gave the group its name Jōmon meaning ‘rope marked’ 1. Starting from about 11,000 BCE to 300 BCE the Jōmon are the longest prehistoric people to occupy Japan 2 with their largest mark on Japanese history being their detailed, unique and dramatic style of pottery found from the
The samurai where men in the highest ranks of society and army, hey belonged to an elite of warriors who served closely to the nobility and the emperors. The last Shogunate was called the Tokugawa Shogunate and it marked the end of an era. By that time samurais often became part of the bureaucracy and other people with
As a result of imperialism, Japan was eager to expand its power by occupying neighboring countries such as Taiwan (Clulow, 2010). After defeating Chinese navy in the First Sino-Japanese War at the end of nineteenth century, Japan finally replaced China and got the possession of Taiwan. Taiwanese were seriously exploited at that time. In particular, aborigines in Taiwan were bullied which is the main factor causing both armed and nonviolent resistances. Wushe Incident was one of the most considerable rebellions of the native.
Japanese Americans Entering this exhibit was an amazing experience for me. The reason why I find this culture so important was because I was able to relate it to so many other cultures and traditions, even mine as well. So today I would like to share my experience about the Japanese-American culture and traditions. The Japanese had immigrated to America before any other Asian immigrants, beginning in the 1840’s. They came to America like any other immigrants, hoping for a dream and willing to work for it.
The Sword in Japan In this paper I would like to examine the sword’s role in Japan. It can be used as a tool to examine the ancient history of Japan up to the present as the sword has played a very important role in Japan, especially since the Heian Period of Japanese history, while the sword can be used to examine Japanese history and different ruling periods in Japan, I would like to explore the history of the sword. The sword has played a very important role in Japanese history, and I would like to examine the role that the sword played, from its beginning role in Japanese society to the present, to lastly examine the current day role In order to understand the role of the sword in Japanese history, we need to understand more about the sword itself. The katana is a large curved sword. It is mostly used for practice and dueling, however samurai used the sword alongside the wakizashi in war.
In 1895, The Qing’s defeat in the Sino-Japanese War resulted in the Treaty of Shimonoseki, which by the terms of that Taiwan was ceded to the Japanese (Encyclopedia of Taiwan). Since then, Taiwan was ruled and colonized by the Japanese Empire for the next fifty years until Japan lost in World War II in 1945 and unconditionally surrendered Taiwan to the Republic of China government. During this fifty-year of colonization, Japan had made a great impact on Taiwan’s history and Taiwan had changed a lot in many aspects. This paper will explore how Japanese Colonial Era influenced Taiwan’s culture in terms of language, people’s life style, transportation, education, religion, population, etc. During Japanese Colonial Era, the highest executive official in Taiwan was the Governor-General.
Body paragraph#1 (Traditional sports and Martial arts) Topic sentence – There are many sports for people who want to break some sweat and experiencing an old rich culture of Japanese martial arts. • Karate (Harris, n.d.) o Self-defense art that use both hands and feet. o Famous throughout the world. o How it benefit health body and mind. o Participating in a tournament • Kendo(Kendo, both culture and sport, 2008) o Learn the way of the sword.