The culture of Japan was the result of a historical process that began with the migration of the ancestors of the Japanese people on the Japanese archipelago from the continent and the emergence of the culture of the Jomon period. Modern Japanese culture was strongly influenced by Asian countries (especially China and Korea), Europe and North America.One of the features of Japanese culture is its long development in the period of complete isolation of the country (policy sakoku) all the rest of the world during the rule of the Tokugawa Shogunate that lasted until the mid XΙX century — the beginning of the Meiji period.On the culture and the mentality of the Japanese was influenced by an isolated territorial situation of the country, geographical and climatic features, as well as specific natural disasters (frequent earthquakes and typhoons), which resulted in a kind of Japanese attitude to nature as a living creature. The ability to admire the immediate beauty of nature as a feature of national character of Japanese, found expression in many art forms of Japan.
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Cultural history of Japan The Jomon (10 thousand years BC — 300 BC) — first examples of ceramics, jewelry and female figurines Continue reading