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The Geisha is part of the colonizing culture of Japan. They were very common in the 18th and 19th centuries, but are still in existence today. Being a geisha starts at a young age and uses a wide variety of arts including Japanese musical instruments, traditional dance, tea ceremony, flower arranging, poetry and literature. Samuari is also apart of the culture. It is a common term for a warrior in pre-industrial Japan. The word samurai has its origins in the pre-Heian period. There language, which is only spoken in Japan has colonized the culture. It is distinct from Chinese and Korean however uses Chinese characters in written form. In addition there is a traditional Japanese wedding ceremony that is performed. Mi Ai is part of traditional Japanese wedding of an arranged marriage that was larger practiced before the 1900’s. The Yui no is where both families agreed upon the marriage and meet to have a formal dinner where they have Yui-no or engagement gifts. The Nakodo is the negotiator that talks with the family of the bride after the proposal has been accepted. Then finally there is the Ceremony and the wedding reception. How the Japanese celebrate the new year is a large part of there culture. Omisoka is New Year’s Eve and people celebrate it along with the New Year since it is the biggest event in Japan. Shogatsu is the celebration of the New Year itself and is the most important holiday in Japan. Ofuro is the traditional Japanese Bath.

 

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