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CULTURE OF ASUKA

 

Japan's current culture found its roots in the cultural design of the ASUKA ERA. During this period they erected great structures and sculptures in what is referred to as [ASUKA STYLE] which eventually transitioned to the HAKUHOU and TENBYOU styles.

Currently there is very little of ASUKA's culture remaining, however, one can see remnants of ASUKA's cultural design in YAMADADERA KAIROU, ASUKA DAIBUTSU, as well as, in IKARUGA's HORYUUJI Temple. On another spectrum, Japan's literary origins come directly from the MANYOSHU (Manyo Poems).

 

MANYOSHU is recorded as the songs or poems of ASUKA's people of that era. ASUKA's superior level of culture is seen in the poems which deal with the everyday lives and sentimentality of the people of that period. They are considered excellent literary works even today.


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