Japanese Culture

Japanese Culture

by Teresa Heapy


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Why do Japanese people bow?

What is Shinto?

Why are Cherry blossoms important to Japan?

This beautifully illustrated series gives an introduction to some of the world's most fascinating and ancient cultures. Discover different cultures' approaches to visual arts and performance and find out about important beliefs, traditions, and customs. Find out about the role of family and community in these cultures and explore how cultures are changing and developing in the 21st century.

Each book contains chapters focusing on a different aspect of culture, with fact boxes providing more detailed information on life for young people and biographies of key figures. A timeline, a cultural map, and suggestions for further research are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432967895
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Series: Global Cultures
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 1,155,127
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 980L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Introducing Japanese Culture 4

Family and Society 6

Ceremony and Beliefs 10

Ornament 18

Performance 26

Leisure and Community 32

Japanese Culture in the 21st Century 40

Timeline 42

Cultural Map 43

Glossary 44

Find Out More 46

Index 48

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