The Three Reasons Of Japanese Culture

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I have three reasons of studying tea ceremony. First reason is that I wanted to revise Japanese culture. I am always interested in Japanese culture. When I was a junior high school, I played Kendo. When I was a high school student, I played Kyudo. From these experiences, I was very impressed with Japanese culture because I could understand how Japanese culture thinks and cares other people. For example in Kendo and Kyudo, even if I win the game, I do not have to show my feeling to the others. The reason of this is to respect and appreciate an opponent. I think it is very important thing as a human. Everyone cannot live alone so we need to live with supporting each other. To support each other, that spirit will be needed. That is why I love…show more content…
When I was a child, my mother often took me to tea ceremony. I enjoyed eating Japanese sweets and drinking green tea. I liked the atmosphere of the tearoom for example, the sound of boiling water or the smell of incense. Moreover, I thought the rules of behavior are very beautiful. However I did not know the rules of behavior so much. Therefore I thought I want to know it for learning Japanese culture more deeply and being “Cha-jin”. Last reason is that I wanted to experience tea ceremony not only in the lecture. I think it is the best way to try myself to learn culture effectively. Even if we learn and understand it on only lecture, it is not real understanding. To experience by myself makes us to think what the tea ceremony to me. From thinking about it, it will be the opportunity that changes the way of life or thinking. In my case, through this class, I should take a compassionate view. It is because before I took this class, I did not think about other people so much. That is why I was not good at acting on each situation but I try to do so these…show more content…
First reason is that I wanted to get the knowledge of Japanese culture as Japanese. Some people say it is wrong to say like this, “ if you are Japanese, you must be able to play Sumo wrestling”. I also think it is not good to say or think in that way however, I want to know Japanese culture because I want to value Japanese identity. Second reason is that I wanted to have more friends through the class. I am not good at communicating with people so I do not have so many friends. However, I thought I could make friends by drinking green tea because I think one of the purposes of tea ceremony is to meet new friends. That is why I took this class with believing to be able to have new friends. As a result, I could have many new friends and they are all kind people. As I expected, tea ceremony was the place, which gives the wonderful encounter. Moreover, I could really enjoy this class with other students. Third reason is that I want to make green tea to my mother. When I was a young, she took me to the tea ceremony many times. Therefore I could know how beautiful Japanese culture is and how elegant tea ceremony is. If I did not experience tea ceremony, I would not recognize the wonderfulness of Japanese culture and choose this university APU. Therefore I can have a good experience in APU now. It is because my mother taught me these cultures. That is why I thought I want to make green tea for her with my gratitude. However, I did
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