I have to do a project for art on any cultur i want, so I chose Japan, but when I search things on the web it doesn’t give me anything useful, so I decided to ask here =D
If ya can anwser any one of the questions please do! Or if you have any interesting facts about japan or japanese culture any time before the 20th C!
1. What was the lifestyle in japan during 18th C. (clothes, jobs, food, houses, etc)
2. What where the beliefs and traditions durning the 18th C. Have any of the beliefs/traditions been forgotten?
3. 18th C wars. (stuff about the edo period too)
4. Anything about 18th C geisha’s, samurai/warriors/army,
You don’t have to give a long answer, just send a link for a website with stuff about all this on it, and maybe some pictures (but if you can write interseting, true stuff, that would be really amazing!!)
A 1 ) Life was hard for the ordinary person. The upper classes of both sex wore Kimono, the working class men wore a short coat,pantaloons and straw sandals, many were farmers or farm workers. Food would be dried or fresh fish, veggies and rice. The houses were made of wood with straw mat flooring, “tatami”
2 ) Shintoism or the traditional religion prevailed as did Buddhism.Yes, many of the old beliefs and traditions have been forgotten, especially in the cities as the population has embraced technology.
3 ) Feuding clans had wars, hence the inordinate number of castles across the country
4 ) There is a lot of misinformation about geisha, they were first and foremost entertainers, skilled dancers, singers, story tellers, heavy drinkers,good at drinking games and gave additional favours to special clients.The samurai were the warrior class,who were in the employ of the “Daimyo” or king or the ruling Shogun.
I hope that this little snippet of information helps. I don’t have any links for you though, sorry.
Thanks alot for that, it’s reeally helpin me.
Thanks aswell for the other answers!!
Perhaps one or more of these website will be of some value?
- JapanExplained.wordpress.com: Random facts about geisha
- Japan-Zone.com: Geisha
- Wikipedia: Geisha
- loonyBG.hubpages.com: Facts of Japan – Geisha
- EnvironmentalGraffiti.com: 11 Facts You Never Knew About Geisha
- GoJapanGo.com: GEISHA
- TheTartan.org: Facts of a geisha
- Japan-Guide.com: Geisha (Geiko)
- About.com: Geisha
- About.com: Japanese Culture
- AvivaDirectory.com: Fascinating Facts about the Japanese Geisha
- Kwintessential.co.uk: Japanese Geisha Art
- JapanOrbit.com: Japanese Geisha
- TheKeep.org: Geisha – My Story
- ChinatownConnection.com: Japanese Geisha
- Encyclopedia.com: Geisha
- FunTrivia.com: Geisha – Fun Facts, Questions, Answers, Information
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