Preconceptions and stereotypes that geishas are prostitutes is disrespectful and contemptible. Geisha is a very old tradition and it takes copious amount of skill and training to master their many arts. People -mostly people foreign to japanese culture- are ignorant as to what Geishas profession is most of the time mistaking it for sex service and it could not be further from the truth. A Geisha sells her skills not her body. A Geisha acts “as hostesses, engaging in witty conversation and encouraging guests to mingle.
There are differences and similarities between people. Everyone is all unique in their own way because of the experiences they gained throughout their life and how they reacted to these kind of situations will stay with them or change them. In the films Memoirs of a Geisha and Gran Torino, Thao Vang Lor and Chiyo Sakamoto both have differences and things in commons. These two characters are Asians, however, one is Hmong and the other is Japanese with very distinct traditions and roles due to their gender. Both of these characters are the 2nd youngest in their family.
From the literature, the reader will be able to know about a variety of things, history, culture and thinking way of people at that time. In this chapter, I focus on the thinking way about the woman through an Okinawan literature Kumi odori, an especially focus on “shu-shin kaniiri” (Possessed by Love, Thwarted by the Bell) and statue of woman from it. First, we need to know about Kumi odori. Kumi odori is one of the Okinawan traditional performing arts.
The Samurai's Garden Gail Tsukiyama The Samurai's Garden written by Gail Tsukiyama. The Samurai's Garden takes place is both the crowded streets of Hong Kong and a small coastal village in Japan, during the time when Japan's Imperial Army was invading China in the late 1930's. The book follows a 20-year-old man named Steven, who is sent from Hong Kong, to his deceased grandfather's beach house in a coastal Japanese village to recuperate from Tuberculosis.
This particular film is based on the homonymous, Akutagawa- Award winning novel, by Hitomi Kanehara. Lui is the archetype of the trendy girl. She dresses only with branded clothes; she always wears make-up and has an elaborate manicure. However, in terms of mindset, she differs from the similar looking girls, primarily due to her peculiar taste in men.
The Japanese samurai were what we all thought to be as a warrior, but there are more things to it than that. The samurai backed up the authority of the shogun and seeked their own power after being shut out of power by the fujiwara clan. The word samurai means “those who serve.” The samurai, began as provincial warriors, before rising to power in the 12th century.
Further inaccuracies were found in the housing and living quarters of the Samurai warriors as Source 15 states that during the Edo period, the Samurai were required to reside in large castle-towns that were surrounded by more castles. The Imperial Emperor did insist that the Samurai rid themselves of their swords and armour but had not yet repossessed the homes of the Samurai (Source 17). However, the film depicts the Samurai’s living quarters as temporary and fragile as if the Samurai had been accustomed to a humble way of life (Source 2). This was completely misconstrued on behalf of the director and set designers of the film because in actuality, the Samurai class had been a class of vast wealth and were committed to the Daimyo as secret
Heroism defined by Oxford University is defined as “great bravery”. Heroism defined by me personally is someone who sacrifices their own life for something, or someone. Lieutenant Shinji Takeyama a military officer who recently acquired disturbing information about his colleagues, his colleagues are going to attempt to over throw their emperor, Takeyama is faced with a moral dilemma either kill his colleagues or be killed by the emperor when he finds out that Takeyama lacked on sharing that vital information. Takeyama found a third route to take, that was to commit suicide so he doesn’t have to face his colleagues, or the emperor, still having one issue he was recently married to his wife Reiko who vowed to follow him till death “her only joy of herself entering the realm her husband had already made his own”.
Claire Woppmann 8th Grade Social Studies Satirical Letter Prince Shōtoku Taishi, Japan’s legendary regent from 593 to 622 CE – who was inspired by Buddha’s teachings, authored Japan’s seventeen-article constitution in 604 CE and established a centralized government during his reign – has sent a message from beyond the grave to American republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. We stumbled upon this letter while trying to contact some ancient spirits. Apparently, Prince Shōtoku decided that he met the qualifications for an “ancient spirit”. The bald spot on one of our coworkers may have confused him into thinking that he was delivering this to Donald Trump himself.
Quotes Made by Miyamoto Musashi in the Five Rings Overview The book of five rings was written by Miyamoto Musashi when he retreated to a cave in 1643.Five rings Musashi contains 78 quotes which are so inspiring in the day to day life. Musashi was a warrior who never accepted defeat. Five rings Musashi is known as the greatest Japans swords man. He was said to be born around 1584 when Japanese were fighting for supremacy over Japanese territory.
The Story of the Stone and The Death of Ivan Ilyich both present rigidly organized social settings. Jia Baoyu struggles against his role as a first son in a society informed primarily by Confucian academia while Ivan Ilyich seeks to better his position in the Tsarist bureaucracy. These characters react very differently to their respective societies but, regardless of their willingness or ability to exist within these social structures, the obligations and expectations put upon them by social convention causes them equal unhappiness. Social obligation is tied to a few key themes in both works: family roles, personal relationships, sympathy, attachment and death. Both play with the idea of the "reality" of social construction and the release