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The Culture of Japan

 

… From afar to our country… came Confucius, Mencius, Chuang Tzu… the Sages of China, in addition to the teachings of the Dao, brought silk… Jasper… and something more noble and wonderful than Jasper, with the characters… And the characters’re not conquered us, and we subjugated the characters…Not that our language could be Chinese… But we triumphed not only over the characters. Our breath was like sea wind, softened even the teachings of Confucius and the teachings of Lao-Tzu… the Buddha suffered the same fate… not Our power to destroy. It is, to change them. [1]

Ryunosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927)

The Japanese sometimes compare their country with a trunk of bamboo, bound in steel and wrapped in plastic. This is the exact way. Tourist attractions that first brought the eyes of foreigners, and indeed something similar with an exotic wrapper, which sometimes Peeps through steel modern industrial Japan. It is easy to notice the new lines on the face of this country. Harder to look into her soul, to touch hidden from prying eyes with bamboo trunk, feel its elasticity.

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