Japan VS Egypt Culture Difference


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INTRODUCTION Nippon -- “Land of the Rising Sun”

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BOWING While meeting someone it is expected to say “Hajime-mashite” . A Bow ranges from a small nod of the head to a long, 90 degree bend at the waist . When bowing to someone of higher social status, a deeper, longer bow indicates respect. Shaking hands is uncommon among the Japanese, but again, exceptions are made for foreigners.

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Gift Giving Business Etiquette

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Religions in Japan Buddhist/Shinto 69.61% New Religions 24.43% non-Religious/other 4.27% Christian 1.56% Muslim 0.12% Baha'i 0.01%

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SHINTO Shinto is animistic and polytheistic, and devotees worship the Kami deities and spirits, and ancestors. Japan’s indigenous and largest religion. It is syncretic with Buddhism. There are three main types: SHRINE SHINTO SECT SHINTO FOLK SHINTO

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BHUDDHISM Buddhism consists of the teachings of the Buddha, Gautama Siddhartha. It has three main Branches: Mahayana Theravada Vajrayana

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Structure of Japanese Temples: Main hall Lecture hall

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Pagoda Bell

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CLOTHING <<Kimono. Yukata>> Zori>>

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LOLITHA FASHION << Kuro Lolita Gothic Lolita >>

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<<Sweet Lolita Classic Lolita>>

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ART OF JAPAN PEOPLE Anime: It is a style of animation originating in Japan . Kabuki

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Tattoo: Japanese tattoos are called irezumi or horimono in Japanese. Popular Kanji Tattoo

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Noh and Kyogen: Noh is a combination of dance, drama, music and poetry. Kyogen, on the other hand, is more comical and puts emphasis on dialogue

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Male Mask Female Mask

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gardens Types of gardens: Karesansui gardens (dry gardens) Tsukiyama Gardens (hill gardens) Chaniwa Gardens (tea gardens ) Karesansui gardens (dry gardens)>>

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<<Tsukiyama Gardens (hill gardens) Chaniwa Gardens (tea gardens )>>

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Paintings: Japanese painting is one of the oldest and most highly refined of the Japanese visual arts, encompassing a wide variety of genres and styles.

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Dancing: There are many traditional dances in Japan, but the one of the most famous and common dances is the Bon dance, called "Bon Odori" in Japanese. People dance the Bon Dance during the Bon Festival, held every summer in districts and neighborhoods in every city in Japan

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Martial arts Japan Martial Arts are the Japanese systems and traditions of training for fighting and defense . Kendo Judo

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Akido Kyudo

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FOOD STYLE The Japanese cuisine offers a very large variety of dishes and regional specialties. Japanese food is as refined as any of the great cuisines of the world, but alongside the elegant fare is the humble bowl of rice and the heritage of simple country cooking .

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Sports of Japan SUMO National game of Japan JUDO

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Festivals of Japan Sapporo Snow Festival Gion Matsuri

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Sanja matsuri Hinamatsuri

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Purification Rituals for New Year

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GEOGRAPHY The ancient Egyptians thought of Egypt as being divided into two types of land, the 'black land' and the 'red land'. Black Land Red Land

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Egyptian Family

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Religions and customs ISLAM About 94% of the population of Egypt is Muslim. Muslims are to pray five times a day - at dawn, noon, afternoon, sunset, and evening. The exact time is listed in the local newspaper each day.

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CHRISTANITY Around 10-20% of Egyptians follow the Christian faith as members of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria .

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Cultural Groups: Fellahin Bedouins Nubians Copts,

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Rituals Mummification Mummification was essential for a happy afterlife because the ancient Egyptians believed that the mummy housed the soul and spirit The Ka -spirit was the essence of the person, like their double, and it remained in the tomb and made use of the offerings and objects there . The Ba- spirit was free to move about.

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Pharaoh: Lord of the Two Lands The most powerful person in ancient Egypt was the pharaoh Holding the titles: 'Lord of the Two Lands' and 'High Priest of Every Temple'.

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Ancient Egypt Clothing Egyptian clothes often decorated with pleats. Egyptians used to wear a wig, which would have been made from human hair. Egyptians usually kept their own hair short or their heads shaved . Black and green eye make-up were especially popular. They also adorned themselves with jewelry, including necklaces, earrings, anklets  and rings

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Food Style Ful mudammas, or mashed fava beans National dish of Egypt

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eish masri koushari

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Art and Architecture Pottery Sculpture

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Festivals Sham al-Naseem Moulid an-Nabi

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Ramadan More than 90% of the Egyptian population is Muslim and Ramadan is a very important festival in the Islamic calendar It is celebrated during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, to honour the time when the Qu’ran was revealed to the prophet Mohammed.

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architecture Pyramids

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Temple Architecture Cult Temples Great temple of Amon Temple of Luxor

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Funerary Temples Queen Hatshepsuts temple Colossi of Memnon

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From: Sandesh.M

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