Ukiyoe print of Mt. Fuji

Japanese Culture

 

Japanese culture is rich and diverse, dating back to 10,000BC when the Jomon people first settled in Japan.  It is widely known for its traditional arts as well as its contemporary pop culture.  Today in Japan it is still possible to see kimono-clad women shuffling down the street with umbrellas overhead, or oversized sumo wrestlers battling it out the ring.  A sophisticated cuisine, unique social customs, and refined performing and visual arts also contribute to a culture which has become attractive, and sometimes fashionable, to many foreigners.

More articles about Japanese culture.

Art
Japanese Painting
Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arrangement
Origami: Art of Japanese Paper Folding
Shodo: Japanese Calligraphy
Japanese Sculpture
Ukiyo-e: Japanese Woodblock Prints
Bonsai: The Art of Miniature Tree Cultivation
Karesasui: Japanese Rock Gardens
Japanese Theater

Religion
Modern Religion in Japan

Ceremony & Ritual
Sado: Japanese Tea Ceremony
Kado: Incense Ceremony

Music
Japanese Traditional Music

Traditional Clothing
Japanese Clothing

Etiquette
Etiquette in Japan

Literature & Language
Japanese Poetry
Japanese Language

Pop Culture
Interesting Facts About Japan
Origin of Otaku Culture
Jero: Japan’s First Black Enka Singer
Manga & Anime
Karaoke

Food
History of Japanese Whaling
Japanese Food

Sports
Sumo