Cultural Elements In Human History

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Throughout human history, there is a large degree of inheritance of cultural elements that forms into certain traditions. Those traditions can be so powerful, successful, and influential, so that not only are they copied throughout the culture of the tradition 's origin, but also throughout other cultures. In the context of architecture, some elements of interior design, exterior design, and engineering solutions become acclaimed and accepted as standards to be imitated. All cultures recycle architectural elements, but all of them do it in their own way that reflects a time period, political context, as well as local resources and engineering knowledge.
One such example can be found in ancient Japan during the rule of Emperor Tenmu. Shinto meaning "the Way of the Gods" is the dominant religion in Japan both in the past and in present day. It is the worship of "awe - inspiring elements of nature" and shrines are the most common place of worship[1]. As in any other agriculture-focused society, a lot of emphasis is on praying to the deities that help with "bountiful harvest" [1]. Because of that, the places of prayer were related to agriculturally-purposed buildings. As such, many Shinto shrines were modeled in the way of traditional Japanese rice field houses. And, in the same style, Ise shrine was made. Thus, the example of Ise Shrine demonstrates how a traditional farm building was recycled as a place of worship.
Another example of architectural recycling would be found in

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