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JPNS 2209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Hinamatsuri, Asian Arowana, Osechi

Annual Events Dates Events, Keywords, Origins, Meanings January 1-3 People welcome the gods/ new year god at the beginning of the year. New Year’s Kadomatsu are decorations of pine...

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JPNS 2209
Yuriko Tanaka
JPNS 2209 Lecture 3: obento handout

JPNS 2209 Obento(boxed lunchmeal) 1. Obento is a singleportion takeout or homepacked meal. 2. Chopsticks All Japanese food is eaten with chopsticks. Chopsticks were originally sacred objects used to offer food to deities. ...

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JPNS 2209
Yuriko Tanaka
JPNS 2209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
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JPNS 2209 - Lecture 16 - Pop Culture Pop Culture  Manga and Anime are both important aspects of Japanese culture that has been highly valued in the past and continues to be highly valued today  ...

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JPNS 2209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Sodo, Aikido, Japanese Calligraphy
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JPNS 2209 - Lecture 15 - Traditional Sports Traditional Sports  Sumo o The national sport of Japan o Has Shinto rituals o Spans back all the way to the Imperial court cere...

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JPNS 2209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Shichi-Go-San, Hakama, Furisode
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JPNS 2209 - Lecture 14 - The Japanese Home and Clothing The Japanese Home  Fusuma o A door that slides side to side inside the home o Oshire: the closet  Futon o ...

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JPNS 2209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Mizuya, Tokonoma, Chawan
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JPNS 2209 - Lecture 13 - Tea Ceremony Tea Ceremony  In the 12th century, Eisai brought the tea ritual from China to Japan  Early forms imported precious utensils for the tea ceremonies  In the 1...

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JPNS 2209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Genkan, Hokusai, Hiroshige
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JPNS 2209 - Lecture 12 - Literature and Art, and Housing Literature and Art  Nara Literature o Kojiji (712, Record of Ancient Matters) is Japan's oldest extant chronicle, recoding m...

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JPNS 2209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Business Card, Chopsticks, Etiquette In Japan
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JPNS 2209 - Lecture 11 - Japanese Flags, Table Manners, and Work Japanese Flags  Hinomaru/Nisshoki o The national flag of Japan with a symbolic red circle as the sun in the center  Kyokuji...

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Yuriko Tanaka
JPNS 2209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Ikebana, Moribana, Edo Period
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JPNS 2209 - Lecture 10 - Ikebana (Japanese Flower Arrangement) Ikebana (Japanese Flower Arrangement)  This art form has the style of asymmetry and uses empty space  Ikebana has a very methodical approach...

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Yuriko Tanaka
JPNS 2209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Compulsory Education, Terakoya, Meiji Period
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JPNS 2209 - Lecture 9 - Japanese Education Education:  Educational Systems o Children are required to go through 9 years of compulsory education o There is a specific order involved ...

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Yuriko Tanaka
JPNS 2209 Lecture 8: JPNS 2209 - Lecture 8 - Customs and Manners, and Family
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JPNS 2209 - Lecture 8 - Customs and Manners, and Family Customs and Manners:  Oshibori o Towel for cleaning and wiping hands o Etiquette and cleanliness is highly valued  Red...

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Yuriko Tanaka
JPNS 2209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Japanese Cuisine, Kaiseki, Japanese Festivals
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JPNS 2209 - Lecture 7 - Japanese Festivals and Cuisine Japanese Festivals:  Festivals are mainly of sacred origin  These festivals include ancient Shinto rites for o Kami (the gods, deitie...

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Yuriko Tanaka
JPNS 2209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Kagami Mochi, Hinamatsuri, Koinobori

JPNS 2209 - Lecture 6 - Annual Events Annual Events:  Many of the annual events in Japan are of Chinese and Buddhist origin  They were first held in the Heian period using the imperial court calendar ...

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JPNS 2209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Kamakura Period, Meiji Constitution, Zazen

JPNS 2209 - Lecture 5 - Imperial Household, Japanese Mythology, and Religion The Imperial Household:  The first emperor of Japan o Emperor Jimmu (660 BC)  Imperial households had books tha...

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JPNS 2209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Francis Xavier, Nitobe Inazō, Kinkaku-Ji

JPNS 2209 - Lecture 4 - The History of Japan Japanese History continued from Lecture 3:  Nara (710 - 794) o The capital city of Japan during this period was Heijō-kyō o Buddhism was ...

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JPNS 2209
Yuriko Tanaka

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