Set in the calm and quiet town of Tarumi, Gail Tsukiyama’s, The Samurai’s Garden, is about a twenty-year-old boy named Stephen who is sent away from his hometown of Hong Kong to Tarumi due to his tuberculosis. Through the course of the story, he interacts with others in Tarumi including, Sachi, Kenzo, and Matsu. Throughout his stay, he learns how these three individuals are connected and about their eventful past. Tsukiyama uses Sachi’s experiences of running away from her option of death and listening to her friend’s lesson of humility to demonstrate that isolation is to disconnect one from the social pressures of reality and it allows for self-discovery.
Introduction In 1876, Captain Nathan Algren, an ex- United States Army Captain is traumatized by experience fighting in the civil war and Indian war. Algren accepts a job by a Japanese businessman to train the Imperial Japanese Army to inhibit a samurai rebellion, led by Katsumoto Moritsugu. He sails to Japan. Most of the soldiers being trained are just slightly better than peasants and farmers that are not experienced.
Relationships are important. Whether in real life or in a story, they shape everyone and everything. This is the case in The Samurai’s Tale by Eric Haugaard, when the relationships that Murakami makes over his life influence him and shape him into the person he became. For example, two of his friends; Togan and Yoshitoki.
Although they became more powerful throughout the feudal period, at the beginning, they were considered one of the lowest sub categories in the hierarchy.” Katherine Paterson’s depiction of Fukuji the swordsmith was accurate in the sense that artisans could earn themselves a title in feudal Japan however the fact that a swordsmith would deny Lord Kiyomori a sword is not accurate because they were still thought as one of the lowest positions in the hierarchy. Feudal Japan had unemployed people much like today, a ronin in the japanese feudal system was a samurai without a lord or master. In the book Katherine Paterson depicts a ronin named Takanobu.
Napoleon’s Imperial Decree at Madrid stated that “from the publication of the present decree, feudal rights are abolished... all feudal monopolies of ovens, mills, and inns are suppressed” (Document 8). By abolishing feudalism, Napoleon promoted liberty and freed people from their duties to their lords. Individuals no longer had to conform to their social status and were able to pursue their own success by having access to previously exclusive resources. Napoleon believed that the privileges of the upper class should be abolished (Pagano “Napoleon Domestic Program Good”).
The societies of Tokugawa Japan (c.1603-1867C.E.) and medieval Europe (c.1000-1500C.E.) had two things in common; a feudal system. A feudal system is something that features hierarchies or social structures. The feudal system normally starts with a religion, which is at the very top of the social pyramid, then it’s the King or monarch for Europe and the shogun for Japan, then there are the nobles for Europe and the daimyos for Japan. As we go down the pyramid there are the warriors, like the knight in Europe and the samurai in Japan, then there are the peasants. The peasants were included in both eras and are at the lowest part of the pyramid.
This is not just because many of us believe that appearances are vital, but also because our hair represents our personality, thoughts, beliefs, self-esteem, actions and motives. This is the reason, we often get excited by watching hairstyle catalogues of the saloon or parlor before our cut and totally lost in confusion for choosing best style that suits. Because you’ll be remembered everywhere because of your hair. Yes, people look at your eyes and your face, but what they don’t forget (ever) is how great your hair looked. Good hair is something everyone wants to be remembered
In the story Roots, Tatsu is a twenty year old man that still doesn’t know how to style his awkward hair. He is half Japanese and half black so his wonderful head of hair is not too nappy, not too straight, but just special. Tatsu has gone throughout his whole life with his hair being the topic of discussion, and getting him into some bad situations. Even
Introduction Japan as business destination This report is about the business cultural analysis of Japan. The Japanese culture is very complex, they have seven major elements of their cultural are their communication, languages, religion, ethics, attitudes, manners and social structures. If we wish to conduct a business in Japan, we must understand what the major elements of the Japanese culture. We also need to know on how the Japanese conduct their business.
(History.com, “Edo”) The people of Edo followed a strict caste system, greatly impacted by the Chinese Confucian values. The Feudal Japanese Society, people of Edo, was divided into four different castes: the Nobles, the Samurai, the Peasants, and the Chonin. The nobles included: the emperor; the figurehead of society, the shogun; the most powerful military lord, and the daimyos; lords who controlled their own region of Japan. The samurai were the professional warriors who were bound by a code of loyalty and honor to a daimyo.
From the Kamakura Period of the late twelfth century to the Meiji Restoration in the nineteenth century, the samurai have held prominent positions as noble warriors in Japanese society. They have come to be famous in modern, Western pop culture as the fierce, stoic guards of feudal Japan, but their practices and rituals extended beyond wielding katanas and donning impressive armor. Samurai practices were rich and complex, with strict codes, ritual suicide, and a history of influencing culture and politics (“Samurai”). Samurai code was influenced by traditional Japanese culture, Zen Buddhism, and Confucianism. Bushido, or “Way of the Warrior,” was the code of conduct the samurai class were expected to uphold.
Migrations from different countries led The United States of America to become a melting pot, a pot which contains a variety of people and their cultures all around the globe. Therefore, their cultural development process in terms of art and politics affected the world and us itself. Throughout the history of The United States of American, there were many movies, singers and political events that represented their culture to the world. But in this very paper, in terms of representing the U.S. with its culture, I will point out the significances of the movie Saving Private Ryan, the singer Louis Daniel Armstrong, and political event The Emancipation Proclamation.