Inês: we are going to talk about Japanese culture. Japanese culture had some influences from Asia, Europe, and North America.
Japanese is the official and primary language of Japan.
Japanese iswritten with a combination of three scripts: hiragana, derived from the Chinese cursive script, katakana, derived as shorthand from Chinese characters
Maria: kanji, imported from China. The Latinalphabet, rōmaji, is also often used in modern Japanese, especially for company names and logos and advertising. The Hindu-Arabic numerals are generally used for numbers, but traditional Sino-Japanesenumerals are also common.
Catarina: Now we are going to talk about their clothes. The way they dress is really flashy and everyone stop to stares to their kimonos. This word, “kimono”, means"something one wears".
Kimonos come in a variety of colours, styles, and sizes. Men mainly wear darker or more muted colours, while women tend to wear brighter colours and pastels, and, especially for youngerwomen, often with complicated abstract or floral patterns.
Inês: The kimono of a woman who is married (tomesode) differs from the kimono of a woman who is not married (furisode).
The style ofkimono also changes with the season, in spring kimonos are vibrantly coloured with spring time flowers embroidered on them. In the fall, kimono colours are not that brighter, with fall patterns. Flannelkimonos are ideal for winter, they are a heavier material to help keep you warm.
Maria: One of the more elegant kimonos is the uchikake, a long silk overgarment worn by the bride in a weddingceremony. The uchikake is commonly embellished with birds or flowers using silver and gold thread.
Catarina: And now it’s the food! Through a long culinary past, the Japanese have developed sophisticatedand refined cuisine. In recent years, Japanese food has become fashionable and popular in the United States, Europe, and many other areas. Dishes such as sushi, tempura, and teriyaki are some of...
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