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Nudity in Ancient to Modern Cultures. Aileen Goodson (This chapter excerpt is from Aileen Goodson's Therapy, Nudity & Joy) "If anything is sacred, the human body is sacred"

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Ancient costume and fashion history of Asia Minor. Asia Minor. I DO not, under this head, mean to notice the Chinese, the Hindoos, or other more remote eastern nations, who were hardly known by name to the Greeks, who were never represented on their monuments, and whose costume can be of little use to the historical painter.

The modern study of Japanese aesthetics only started a little over two hundred years ago in the West. The Japanese aesthetic is a set of ancient ideals that include wabi (transient and stark beauty), sabi (the beauty of natural patina and aging), and yūgen (profound grace and subtlety).

Sources for Japanese Myths For many centuries myths were transmitted orally in Japan. In A . D . 712, a written version of the mythology, the Kojiki (Records of Ancient Matters), was compiled for the Japanese imperial court.

Dates Period Period Subperiod Main government 30,000–10,000 BC Japanese Paleolithic unknown 10,000–800 BC Ancient Japan Jōmon 800 BC – 300 AD

Samurai as Heroes: Yoshitsune. Many heroes in Japanese mythology are samurai warriors and none is more famous than the legendary Yoshitsune (1159-1189 CE). Minamoto-no-Yoshitsune, born Ushiwakamaru, was the younger brother of the shogun and a successful general in the Gempei War (1180-1185 CE).

Ark of the covenant of Israel (left) and "Omikoshi" ark of Japan (right). Dear friends in the world, I am a Japanese Christian writer living in Japan.As I study the Bible, I began to realize that many traditional customs and ceremonies in Japan are very similar to the ones of ancient Israel.

Minoan costume history. The Palace of Minos at Knossos. Ancient Greek. Early Cretan civilization in Knossos. Arthur Evans. Mycenaean Art

Alfred Lucas, one of the foremost early researchers in the study of ancient Egyptian technology, correctly surmised that the vast majority of such colorations resulted from fortuitous tarnishing of silver-bearing gold and also recognized correctly that a smaller group of objects bearing a distinctly different red coloration represented another phenomenon altogether.