Japanese Traditional Culture
There are various cultures in Japan. Many people who have been to Japan attracted to that traditional practice.
This time I would like to introduce such good old culture to Japan.
Japanese Traditional Culture
The Jyu-ni Hitoe is a costume for women from the Heian period, which is the clothing of imperial and noble families. It weighs about 20 kg, and there are documents that state that you cannot walk if you wear more than 20 pieces repeatedly.
The number of different color combinations, when worn in layers, was numerous and strictly governed by seasons and events. Women at the time needed considerable ingenuity in dressing, as wearing them ignoring the seasons considered “no sense”.
Kimono / Yukata
Nowadays, wearing a kimono in daily life reduced. However, kimonos are indispensable for weddings, ceremonies and other ceremonial occasions.
Yukata is widely worn at events such as Bon Dance and Fireworks.
Kimonos highly valued overseas, and you can use the term “kimono”.
In recent years, the goodness of clogs reviewed with the trend of yukata. However, if you do not wear it consciously, the chances of contact reduced.
Here are some idioms about clogs.
- Leave clogs = leave everything to the other party
- Get clogs = add a certain number
- I don’t know until I get a clog = I can’t understand until all the results such as the game are over
In the past, folding fans called by the name “Ogi (Afugi → Ogi)”, which derived from the word “Folding fan”.
In the Heian period, it not only a tool that caused wind by blowing blue, but it also used to write and give waka poems and put flowers as gifts.
The use of furoshiki since the Meiji era has decreased due to the arrival of bags from overseas. However, it is very convenient because it can respond flexibly to the shape of the wrapping material, and when used and folded, it is almost not bulky.
In recent years, it reviewed that the flexibility of furoshiki can also contribute to environmental issues.
Speaking of Japanese culture-Food
Osechi (New Year dishes)
At present, it refers to “New Year’s cuisine”, but originally it was meant to be a dish made during the festival.
The Nara period dishes high-populated rice, etc., and it is thought that it became like the current New Year’s cuisine after the Edo period.
At present, “sashimi” increasingly used overseas. In Japan, which surrounded by the sea, it is natural to eat fish and shellfish raw.
Sashimi a dish like sashimi developed rapidly in the Edo period in the Edo period.
Sushi has become a world-class dish that can now be found in “sushi”. It has been spread nationwide since Edo-style sushi (nigiri sushi) in the Edo period, and it can be said that it is a favorite local cuisine of Edo kid.
In the past, it eats in the form of porridge, buckwheat noodles, and grilled buckwheat. It is said that the present noodle shape was born in the 16th and 17th centuries, and it called “soba noodles” to distinguish it from soba noodles.
The tempura was popular as a street food along with sushi and soba during the Edo period. It was around the end of the Tokugawa period that the Tempura Store, which had stores instead of food stalls, appeared.
It is said that Ieyasu Tokugawa ate tempura sea bream and died after an illness, but it is now a myth.
Speaking of Japanese culture-Living
Due to the current housing situation, it has become less common.
It is unique to Japan to be able to go directly down from the house to the garden or vice versa.
Karesansui is one of the styles of a Japanese garden and is characterized by not using water. The popularity of foreign tourists is also high, and the domestically produced a board game called Karesansui has also hit.
The thing which put the paper on the wooden frame and let the light pass through called “Akari Shoji” and widely used since the Heian period.
For a long time, it has been indispensable for Japanese houses.
Tatami is a unique Japanese culture and is said to be unique in the world. In ancient times, “tatami” used to refer to thin rugs such as mats and mats.
It became close to the current tatami mat in the Heian period.
Fusuma sliding doors conceived as partitions for sleeping places, and once called “fusuma shoji” and “karagami shoji”.
In the Heian period, the one derived from this fusuma was the above-mentioned Akashi Shoji.
Tokonoma (Between the floors)
The space between the floors is one of the decorations for the tatami room (= tatami room). The official name “floor”, but it often called “floor space”.
In addition, the fact that there is floor space in the room is called “floor space”.
Speaking of Japanese culture-Life
Jizo-san is Jizo Bosatsu in the Buddhist world. This Jizo Bodhisattva linked to the folk religion of the ancestors of the ancestral ancestors and enshrined everywhere.
A Kichijitu is a “good day, a good day to do something”. Often seen in the calendar, there are widely known ones such as “Daian”, “one-ten thousand-fold day”, and “tendon day”.
Seven Lucky Gods
The Seven Lucky Gods generally refer to the following seven pillars (Hashira: a unit of counting God).
Of these, the only ancient Japanese god is Ebisu-sama.
Superstitiousness is said to be “believed by people without a rational basis,” but some cannot be said to be “irrelevant.”
“Wabi” and “Sabi” are words that express the aesthetic sense of Japanese people. In the modern era, the word “wabi-sabi”, which combines “Wabi” and “rust”, has come to be used.
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