The Shifting Landscape of Japanese Religion. In order to fully grasp the Japanese view of life and death, one needs to approach it from several different angles. In the following, I explore three keys to the Japanese world view: the physical environment and landscape in which this view evolved; Japanese polytheism, particularly in contrast to the monotheism of the West; and the conflation of Japanese myth and history. Some time ago, a Japanese advertising agency put together a video of the Japanese archipelago filmed from a Cessna at a height of 3, meters. I was astonished at the landscape it revealed.
The Japanese World View: Three Keys to Understanding
Japanese View of Nature / Japanese Aesthetic Sense
Japan is mainly in a mild, humid climate zone, where the changes of the seasons are clear. This type of climate was ideal for developing a rice farming based culture. Therefore, people living in this country are sensitive to changes of seasons and as a result, the national characteristic of being very sensitive to the nature was gradually fostered. Due to being an isolated island country surrounded by the sea, contact with other races was restricted to some extent, and in addition to the aforementioned characteristics, the way for generating a unique and rich culture was paved. Nature bestows benefits onto humankind, and from time to time also presents hazards to humankind. Therefore, at the same time that the Japanese people love nature, they fear and revere it.
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