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Week 4 Diary

I can’t believe that our time in Japan is over! It went by extremely quickly and I am definitely going to miss being here. A lot of this week was spent working on my paper and presentation, and the couple … Continue reading

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Week 3 Diary

Another week already gone! A lot happened this week, so it makes sense how short the week felt, but still! It’s crazy how quickly our time here has flown by. I’m definitely going to miss being in Japan. Kyoto was amazing, … Continue reading

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Weekly Blog #2

Wow! I can’t believe that another week has already gone by and that we’re already halfway through the program. However, looking back all that we’ve done this week, it makes sense that it has gone by so quickly. It’s really … Continue reading

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Saikaku and Sharebon

Part of our discussion today in class about the movie Sakuran was that several aspects could be considered unrealistic. One such aspect was the fact that the main character, Kiyoha, was able to work her way up through the ranks … Continue reading

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Tokugawa Museum – Noh Costume

At the Tokugawa Museum, the artifacts that really caught my eye and interested me were the Noh costumes. The piece I chose to focus on was the Suo Jacket and Trousers from the Edo period in the 18 – 19th … Continue reading

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Atsumori and Buddhism

Just from the introduction, you can tell the large impact that Buddhism has/had on Japanese literature. The fact that in earlier versions of warrior plays, they are in a hellish realm where they are forced to participate in a never … Continue reading

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Week 1 Post

I am extremely impressed by Japan so far and I feel like I cannot even begin to describe how much I’ve been enjoying my time here. I really like how Japan has such a long and well preserved history, and … Continue reading

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Blog for 5/25/18

What are some Samurai ideals that appear in the Heike? As romanticized and exaggerated as the Western portrayals of Samurai and other aspects of Japanese culture are, they are based in some truth. Some Samurai ideals that were present in … Continue reading

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Blog for 5/24/18

To be perfectly honest, I do not know much about anything about samurai and all that I know comes from the few American movies that depict samurai. When I think about samurai before having read the readings, the stereotypical image … Continue reading

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My Introduction

Hi! My name is Joanna Maier and I am a first year at Dickinson. I’m from a suburb outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I am currently undeclared but hope to declare as a psychology major soon. I am extremely interested in … Continue reading

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