Culture of Japan
Land of the Rising Sun - one of the mostmysterious and wonderful in the world. Isolated islands geographical location and climatic features greatly influenced the psychology and world citizens, and because Japanese culture is unique and unusual in terms of European or American.
Special natural phenomena, often stunningJapan, the island, its inhabitants have created a belief that nature - it is a living organism. Typhoons and earthquakes, a constant danger did these people judges the momentary beauty. For the Japanese, nature - this is the main inspiration and the artist, and therefore on the canvases, like so many cherry blossoms, seascapes and other natural images.
The main ancient genre painters - ishorizontal scrolls illustrating literary masterpieces. They appear in the tenth century and the picturesque scenes interspersed them with calligraphic inscriptions. Surprisingly, the earliest examples of Japanese painting scholars date the historical period of the Japanese Paleolithic, matured for 10 thousand years BC
Cultural Human Symptom
In Japan the culture of a particular place is the ability tocalligraphic writing. This subject is taught in schools, in parallel with the painting, and it's the art of calligraphy in Japan from China. No less delight in Japan guest produce works of national applied arts and crafts:
- Origami - the art of folding figures from a single sheet of paper without the use of glue, scissors and other tools. Origami brought from ancient China, where paper was invented.
- Bonsai - the ability to grow a miniature copyreal wood. Literally means - "grown on a tray." Bonsai appeared in the III century BC and I came to Japan with wandering Buddhist monks.
- Netsuke - sculpture carved in the form of a key fob,appeared to decorate the traditional national dress. Netsuke figurines were made of ivory, and served as a counterweight for the capacities in the form of capsules in which, due to the lack of pockets, the Japanese clothing worn on various little things.
- Ikebana - the ability to arrange the room usingflower arrangements. The main principle of this trend in the art of Japan - sophistication, but simplicity is achieved by the natural beauty of the flower.
The Japanese are also proud of its theater Kabuki,the ability to hand-paint the fabric and ceramic tea ceremony. As souvenirs tourists bring from Tokyo and other cities of traditional Japanese dolls and embroidered temari balls.