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The great mystery of Japanese culture
The culture of Japan is as old as the island nation itself. And the same mysterious, like the morning sun that rises over the land of the brave and wise people.
Features of the development of Japanese culture
isolated geographical position;
the influence of Asian cultures (China, Korea);
harsh climatic conditions and life-threatening natural phenomena.
All this has developed persistent national character of the Japanese, which is reflected in literature, painting, and especially in architecture and landscape design.
Some of the stages of development of culture of Japan
The Jomon – 10 thousand years BC – ceramics, female figurines and Dogu decoration;
Kofun – IV – VI centuries BC – culture mounds,sculpture, haniwa, cults, Taika reforms, a code of laws;
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