Category: Japan

Japan Religion

Japan Religion

Japan’s two leading religions are Shintoism and Buddhism, and most Japanese practice both despite their differences. Shinto ceremonies are often used at birth and wedding and Buddhist rites at funerals and commemorations. Chinese Confucianism...

Fuji-san with its 3776 meters

Climate in Japan

Japan has a monsoon climate with a pronounced seasonal change of the dominant wind directions, but with considerable variations, both from north to south, and from east to west. The four large islands cover...

Takiji Kobayashi

Japan’s Literature Part II

The time after 1905 In the time after Tsubouchi and Futabatei, the novel had been modernized in the direction of realism and naturalism. After the Russian-Japanese war, literature became more involved in social issues,...

Japan Recent History

Japan Recent History

The Japanese trace their history back to the year 667 BC when the first Jimmu emperor, or Zimmu, conquered Japan, and set the capital in Casivabara. However, this date must be postponed for 6...

Hokkaido

Geography of Japan

Japan lies between 24 ° ( Ryukyu Islands ) and 45 ° 40ʹ north latitude and between 123 ° and 146 ° east longitude. The archipelago is separated from the Asian mainland by the...

Japan’s Literature Part III

The time after 1945 After World War II, the older established writers such as Tanizaki and Kawabata continued to write, but more time-conscious than before. Tanizaki’s best-known works from the years after the war...

Scene from a kabuki play, a Japanese popular theater that includes music, dance and drama.

Theater in Japan

The emergence of classic theater forms Japan has a very old theater history, while the country is known for an exciting modern theater that has developed at the intersection of its own traditions and...

The rare and primitive Japanese giant salamanders

Plant Life and Wildlife in Japan

Plant life in Japan Plant growth in Japan is lush, rich and very varied. Over half of the land is forest covered. In central Japan, the forest boundary is around 2800 meters above sea...

Street in the Kobuchi district of Tokyo

Japan

Japan is an empire nation in East Asia. The country is an archipelago located between the Japan Sea in the west and the Pacific Ocean in the east, and consists of four major islands...

Dance in Japan

Dance in Japan

A prominent feature of the classical Japanese dances is their symbolic character, where virtually every movement, foot or hand position has its significance. The dances can be divided into two groups, religious and secular....