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Japanese Culture
A look at Japanese culture focusing on the teachings of The Buddha.
# 75583 | 3,123 words | 7 sources | APA | 2006 | US


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This paper researches Japanese culture, a culture primarily based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, known as The Buddha, in his work "The Eightfold Path". According to this paper, The Buddha was not Japanese but, probably, Nepalese and while he is believed to have lived from 543 to 483 B.C.E., some hold that he lived a century later.

Contents:
How Buddhism Creates a Unique "Built Environment"
Japanese Ritual is What Transforms 'Nothing' Into 'Something.'
Smaller Artifacts and Buddhism/Spirituality
Symbolic Carvings on Useful Items: Synthesis
Borrowing From Another Asian Culture
The Final Frontier of Spirituality: Metaphysics and Quantum Physics
Synthesis

From the Paper:

"Like so much else in Japanese culture, it is not what it seems, but rather a symbolic combination of the mundane (hair ornamentation) with the sublime, or, as Jones puts it, "transforming the ordinary object into something extraordinary. The object's relationship with its surroundings and its own purpose are integral to kazari" (Jones, 2003, p. 4626), a fact that brings this, too, into the metaphysical realm suggested by the brief passage from The Eightfold Path.
The genius of the Japanese is also cited as their ability to incorporate elements from other cultures and make them not only their own, but central to the Japanese way of life. "Most aspects of Japanese culture came at one time from China--the tea ceremony, for example--and ... shows Japan's fascination with China in the 15th and 16th centuries"

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Japanese Culture (2006, December 17) Retrieved March 04, 2024, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/japanese-culture-75583/

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"Japanese Culture" 17 December 2006. Web. 04 March. 2024. <https://www.academon.com/research-paper/japanese-culture-75583/>

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