“Following his victory in the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600, however, Tokugawa Ieyasu swiftly consolidated power from his heavily fortified castle at Edo. From the beginning, the Tokugawa regime focused on re-establishing order in social, political and international affairs after a century of warfare.” (History.com). This example shows that he seized power after the battle of Edo Castle and that he was able to become Shogun and establish social order. This was the first step of ending the Sengoku Jidai when he created the shogunate. “He strengthened the social class lock and the isolation laws Toyotomi Hideyoshi made.” “He banned christianity forever, and instead everyone believed in Buddhism and Shintoism”(need) As ruler of Japan, he had complete control, no stress required.
Yusaku Kamekura was one of them, He’s concerned with the strength of western influence over the Japanese designer that would make Japanese design no longer have the ‘Japanese aspect’ in it. Therefore, with the influence he gained from the western influence and the Japanese traditional sensitivity that he has, he combined both of them and created a magnificient result. He created works that have international style of modernism and minimalism without losing it’s own national idetinty and cultural heritage. Reflection In my opinion, Indonesian people tend to easily receive influence, especially Western influence. In this situation, the role of a figure like Yusaku Kamekura is very important.
In essence, Japan appeared to not be satisfied with the status quo and therefore felt that it had a capacity to directly challenge other states, even at the expense of its security. These military actions by Japan reached a culmination when the militarists took control of the government. As a result, the new regime rejected the principles of Shidehara diplomacy, which had previously highlighted the importance of maintaining cooperation with Western states. This marked the departure of Japan from the League of Nations, an international institution, along with its democratic ideals. By removing its association with the West, Japan positioned itself into breaking the temporary peace that existed between the major states prior to World War II.
Kimono in modern Japan has been invented as national attire and as a marked feminine costume. Women have become models of Japanese femininity, as contrasted with men, who have been given the role of models for rational action and achievement. Japanese people wear traditional clothes only on the ceremonial occasion like wedding, funeral and in an occasion which is celebrated at age of twenty known as coming-of-age, whereas Modern Japanese wear Western clothing. Japanese women was a part of cultural remaking of Japan and in modern times they were clearly and officially defined as benefiting the nation by being wives and mothers. Meiji stated that the role of women by introducing a slogan “good wife, wise mother” whereas he also stated that man
It was controlled by hundreds of semi-independent feudal lords. The end of the Meiji period in 1912, was brought about due to the death of the emperor, but Japan as a nation had completely changed its economic and social workings, and was moving towards industrialization, a development that was expected of Japan by Western powers. By 1912, Japan had a highly centralized, bureaucratic government; a constitution establishing an elected government; a well-developed transport and communications system; a highly-educated population free of feudal class restrictions; an established industrial sector which relied on the latest technologies; and a powerful army and navy. The Meiji Restoration resulted in a political revolution that
In Japanese society people like to interact with nature. Nature plays a pivotal role in the Japanese traditions, culture, rituals, lifestyles, food, clothing and even their dwelling patterns and architectural structures. The physical conditions of the island nation along with its anthropogenic imprints leaves a mark on the type the Japanese have been changing their architecture to cope with the hardships nature provides them with. Japanese pattern of buildings and houses, the structures and the materials used have had a slow transformation through time from ancient civilizations to modern 21st century. However to say, much of the traditional Japanese architecture is not native to the country, but is borrowed and brought from the neighbors in China and Asian countries.
Japanese Meiji Period1 was period in which Japan opened its doors to the outside world and laid foundation for Modern Japan by absorbing and assimilating Western culture and architecture was no exception. The industrial revolution began about 1870 as Meiji period leaders decided to catch up with the West. It inaugurated a new Western-based education system for all young people, sent thousands of students to the United States and Europe, and hired Westerners to teach modern science, mathematics, technology, and foreign languages in Japan. The Japanese architectural profession was established in this period and therefor, architects were trained in the lastest construction methods and in Western styles. Westernization of the building professions
The official timeframe of the war was 1937-45, and it had its roots in the First Sino-Japanese War of 1894 that saw several regions of the Chinese province being taken over by Japanese troops. In the 19th century, the Meiji Restoration had suddenly propelled Japan into the modern world; Western knowledge gave the Japanese military forces access to modern weapons and transformed the economy into an industrialised one. Fuelled by this newfound power, Japan launched itself into a full-scale imperialistic, expansionary policy, the consequences of which were the first and second Sino-Japanese
Japan's environmental politics were criticised for being “symbolic” and reactive to international pressure. Revell argues a number of factors are hindering the environmental reform in Japan, including the "dense webs of vested interest" , the "limited civil society counter-powers", and the lack of "political modernisation". The author concludes that in order to truly become an ecological frontrunner nation, Japan would need a more participatory and transparent government, an empowered NGO and small firm sector, and a more proactive
Forested areas were highly regarded in Japan during the Edo period – it was the backbone of the Japanese native faith Shinto, as well as one of the only natural resources available on the isolated archipelago. As a result, forest conservation was taken very seriously and novel policies were implemented by the Shogunate to preserve them. Japan’s native religion, Shinto, was influenced by Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. The ancient Japanese language had no word for ‘nature’, because they believed that it was so greatly intertwined with their way of living that neither could be defined separately and were considered a whole (Hein, 2009). Shinto worshiped kami, folk deities of Japan, who were believed to exist in all forms of ecology.