Japanese Culture Descriptive Essay by ABCs

Japanese Culture
A discussion of the influences on Japenese culture and the defining aspects of Japanese culture.
# 112820 | 1,083 words | 3 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Mar 09, 2009 in Anthropology (Asian) , Anthropology (Cultural) , Asian Studies (East Asian Cultures)

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This paper discusses Japanese culture. It looks at the origins of Japanese culture and the influences on and describes how the roots of Japanese culture are found in the unique language and religion. The paper also discusses the culture of sport, dress, cuisine and gender issues and discusses how each of these aspects influence the overall Japanese culture.

From the Paper:

"A key element of Japanese culture is the cuisine. Japanese food itself is driven by the geography of the country, and the rituals surrounding eating and drinking are derived largely from Shinto belief. Noodles, fish and rice are the staples of Japanese cuisine. That Japan is an island nation results in seafood being the primary source of protein, and some of the world's most famous fish markets are in Japan. Fish is often consumed raw, either on its own (sashimi) or in rolls (sushi). Japanese cuisine often features noodle soups, flavored with seasonings such as miso or dashi that are derived from local ingredients. In all but the most cosmopolitan cities such as Tokyo, Japanese cuisine is the only form of food to be found easily."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Beech, Hannah. (2005). The Wasted Asset. Time Asia. Retrieved June 10, 2008 from http://www.time.com/time/asia/covers/501050829/story.html
  • No author. (2007). Geisha. Japan-zone.com Retrieved June 10, 2008 from http://www.japan-zone.com/culture/geisha.shtml
  • No author. (2007). The Samurai. Japan-Guide.com Retrieved June 10, 2008 from http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2127.html

Cite this Descriptive Essay:

APA Format

Japanese Culture (2009, March 09) Retrieved February 28, 2024, from https://www.academon.com/descriptive-essay/japanese-culture-112820/

MLA Format

"Japanese Culture" 09 March 2009. Web. 28 February. 2024. <https://www.academon.com/descriptive-essay/japanese-culture-112820/>


  • 3.5 pages, not 4.3. very basic overview