Japanese and Indian Cultures

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Japanese and Indian Cultures Sample Student ANT 101 November 16, 2009 Japanese and India Cultures All countries in the world are unique and differ greatly from one another. Even though, they have many differences, they still have many things in common. When one thinks of Japan and India, not many similarities come to mind. They may come up with similarities such as, Japan and India are both Asian countries and both have roots in Buddhism. But, actually they share several more cultural similarities. The Japanese culture and the Indian culture are similar in that they both believe in the importance of a joint family system, education and gender roles, but they…show more content…
The women’s roles in the family are to take care the household duties, care for the children and her husband. Most women in both the Japanese culture and India culture still wear traditional clothing. It is important in each culture that the women dress and behave appropriately. Japanese women still wear traditional kimonos. “In Japan it is still a tradition for the women to wear kimonos. “The kimono provides an elaborate coding system for gender and life-cycle stage. The higher one’s status, the shorter the sleeve of one’s kimono. Unmarried women’s sleeve length is nearly to the ground, whereas a married women’s sleeve is nearly is short” (Miller 2007, pg. 318). In India, women wear traditional Indian clothing called a sari. A sari is a strip of unstitched cloth, which is draped over the body in various styles. Japan and India differ greatly when it comes to marriages. Japanese marriages are no longer arranged marries. The bride and groom are allowed to pick who they wish to marry. It’s Japanese’s tradition for the bride-to-be painted in pure white from head to toe. The bride wears a white kimono and a beautiful headpiece with charms to bring lots of good luck to the new couple. The groom-to-be wears a black kimono. In India, arranged marriages are accepted as normal and have been for centuries. Arranged marriages are usually planned by the parents and other respected family members. Arranged marriages are made after taking into account factors

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