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Presented by: Erika Joyce M.

Santos BSED 3

♣It is made up of three thousand islands. Hokkaido. Japan's four main islands are Honshu. it is separated from the east coast of Asia by the Sea of Japan. and Shikoku. .♣An archipelago in the Pacific. Kyushu.

these can be seen in their arts.♣Japanese are basically Mongoloid peoples. d. e. or code of Chivalry Shinto religion Japanese Kimono Japanese gardens with exquisite landscape f. letters. philosophy. Sumo (wrestling) . b. i. Malays. Ikebana (flower arrangement) Delicate ceramics Cha-no-yu (tea drinking ceremony) Zen meditation on Zabuton Spots: Judo (art of self defense). a. culture and other school of thoughts. Kendo (fencing). g. ♣They are greatly influence by Chinese. Kana alphabet The Bushido. h. They are related in blood to Korean. and Chinese. j. c.

Gentlemen and ladies of the court kept diaries detailing court ceremonies and the life of the aristocrats class and dabbed in fiction.♣The Japanese were already reading and writing since the 8th Century. ♣Their first few works in prose were the Kojiki Record of Ancient Matters. . ♣They give importance to literary. a history. and Nikon Shoki or Chronicles of Japan. they held an annual poetry contest and poetry readings.

♣Kokinshiu (Ancient and Modern Poems) came out during the great age of Kyoto (922). . Themes include nostalgic yearning for homes.♣Manyoshu (collection of one Thousand Leaves) which appeared during the great of Nara included lengthy poems in refined literary language. ♣Japanese poetry is mostly lyrical and basically an expression of emotion.

five.poem divided into five lines of five. It became fashionable in Japan during the 13th century for groups of poets to work together to write chains of interlocking Tanka. each line flowing seamlessly into one thought. Longer poetic form that the Tanka. seven. Choka. seven. Renga. Older than the more popular poetic form. Haiku. and seven syllables. Tanka. Tanka is a 31-syllable . Preference for short poems gradually put this poetic form to extinction. it consists of an unlimited number of alternating lines of five and seven syllables.

Very short unrhymed poem of 17 syllables distributed in five. These is believed to be the predecessors of the Haiku. Haiku. seven. seven. Hokku. It is called to be a contemplative poetry.literary form of three lines of five. It highlights moments. and five syllables. and five syllables. Opening verse of Renga which itself was developed into a distinct .

Emperor Tenchi Coarse the rush-mat roof Sheltering the harvest-hut Of the autumn rice-field. And my sleeves are growing wet With the moisture dripping through .

So they say. For the silk-white robes. are spread to dry On the “Mount of Heaven’s Perfume” .Emperor Jito Spring has passed And the summer come again.

But numerous as they are. Ferns grow in the eaves. .Emperor Juntoku In this ancient house. Paved with a hundred stones. My old memories are more.

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