Japan is one of the most popular countries in the entire world. Japanese has a very rich culture and history. Their traditions are fascinating that every man in the world would want to visit the country Japan. The Japanese people can be described as one of the most ethnical people because as of this day, they still embrace the history of their culture. We can still see some Japanese people that wear their traditional dress or costume along the streets of Japan.
In Japanese History, the accepted periodisation of Japanese Archipelago started in 10,000-300 BC which is name as the Jomon Era or Period. Ancient Japan (Jomon, Yayoi, Kofun Periods) to Classical Japan (Asuka, Nara, Heian Periods) governs with Imperial Government. From 1185-1603 during Medieval Japan, the country governed with several Governments such as Imperial Government, Kamakura shogunate, and Ashikaga shogunate. Parliamentary Democracy is Japanâs Government from 1989 up to present.
The Japanese people have two primary religions. These are Shintoism and Buddhism. Shintoism is Japanâs ethnic religion while Buddhism is a religion imported from China during the 6th century. The Shintoism religion has a belief that every living thing in nature contains âkamiâ or Gods, while Buddhism has a belief that concerns the soul and afterlife. One of the Japanese traditions is during New Year January 1st to 3rd as they usually go to the ancestral graves of their late relatives to pray and pay respect. Japanese also celebrate the Births by family visits to shrines. Small children are dressed in kimono and taken to certain shrines. The coming of age is celebrated when Japanese turns 20 years old.
Japanese has also been known because of their great works such as manga or Japanese comics and Japanese anime. These have been part of the Japanese culture as it became a global phenomenon across every country in the world. The culture of Japanese people can also be seen with their variants of food. Japan has a lot to offer when it comes to their traditional cuisines. Among all the races, Japanese is one the most enthusiastic and passionate when it comes to food. Rice has been the traditional staple food of Japanese people and some other Asian countries such as Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia, etc. Sushi is one of the traditional dishes of Japanese cuisine that is also the most popular among all the Japanese cuisine. Its main ingredient is the rice. Aside from sushi, they also have what they call a seasonal food. Japan has four seasons and the food they serve during this days are also connected with the current season. Other popular and traditional Japanese cuisine includes the different way of serving their fish. Because Japan is mostly surrounded by ocean, Japanese usually take advantage of the abundance of seafood in their country, so they have less consumption of meat.
When we talk of Japan, the first thing that comes to our mind is the Cherry Blossoms. Japanese has embraced the blooms of Cherry Blossoms as their tradition as this became a special event on their calendar. The Cherry blossom is also known as âSakuraâ starts to blossom some time in February beginning in Okinawa and working its way to the northern part of Hokkaido in May.