Kinds of Japanese Arts and Culture

Japanese Cultural Arts – In this world there are many islands which are separated based on Continents, even Countries, each country itself has differences, such as state structure, government, even arts, and culture, in this article I especially want to talk about arts and culture from Japan.

Japanese Arts and Culture

The following are some of the arts and cultures of Japan that have existed since the time of the Japanese state stood:

Japanese Traditional Clothing

Japanese has traditional clothing called Kimono, many people already know that Kimono is a traditional Japanese outfit. Previously kimono was used for daily activities, but at this time, kimono was only used at special events. Kimono can be used by men or women, male kimono is generally simpler both in design, motif, and color, which is usually dominated by dark colors such as dark green, dark brown, dark blue or black, while Kimono for women is known to have some type of age user, marital status, and the level of formality of the event attended. Besides that, the female kimono also has a lot of additional accessories.

Tea Drinking Ceremony

Tea ceremony or what is known as Chad ?? or Sad ??. It is a ceremony that reflects the personality and knowledge of the host, which includes life goals, ways of thinking, religion, appreciation of tea ceremony equipment and how to place art objects in the tea ceremony (chashitsu) and various art knowledge in general which depends on the flow espoused tea ceremony.

Ikebana

Ikebana Art is an art of flower arrangement originating from Japan. Flowers have honor in Japanese culture because Bungan is considered to be the place where God lives, the creator. Flowers are arranged in certain forms and placed on the main altar. Initially in making flowers is very simple, but now flower making is increasingly difficult and complex and requires learning expertise in its manufacture.

Tako or Kite Art

This Kite Art has been around since the Nara period (649-793 AD). The design of kites from this country is quite unique and very easy to distinguish from the design of kites from other countries or regions. These toys are considered dangerous because the straps can come in contact and disrupt the flow of electrical wiring which can be fatal for the perpetrator and other people. Kites can only be found at special events or in cultural festivals which they must inevitably present.

Kendo and Judo

The Kendo game is a sport playing bamboo swords while Judo is the name of a Japanese martial arts sport. The word Do which is found in the suffix of the two words above has the same meaning, namely the road and if written in kanji it has the symbol of the road. The equipment used in Kendo is Uniform which is known as Kendo gi and hakama, a bamboo sword called shinai, head or men protector, body armor or do, hand protector or kote, thigh protector or tare.

Matsuri

Japanese Festival Matsuri is a folk culture festival that is generally associated with festivals in shrines and Buddhist temples which are mostly held in summer, at this time Matsuri does not always mean praying or praying, that is certainly because most people just come to see.

Shogi

Shogi or Japanese chess is a board game from Japan that is played by two people on a 9-lane board and 9 lines of the same color. Shogi’s distinctive characteristic that distinguishes it from chess is that the system plays back the opponent’s fruit that has been captured. Even though it has been promoted, the captured fruit will return to its original position. The two sides that play are divided into sente and gote. The player sente plays the first step, followed by the player gote, and so on alternately until it’s finished. a set of 20 pieces of shogi.

Kabuki

Kabuki Theater Art is one of the Japanese cultures that belong to the type of theater art because it has an element of the story combined with dance and music. The players wear striking costumes and are very luxurious. The make-up is dramatic to highlight the character and character.

Origami

Origami art comes from the word ori which means fold, and we, which means the paper is a traditional art of folding paper that develops into a modern art form. Origami has been known in many countries, in general, to make origami we can use plain paper but most origami in Japan uses paper specifically for origami. The difference between ordinary paper and origami paper is only in terms of design and color which is so diverse that making origami becomes more beautiful and not at all related to techniques such as paper folds becoming easier.