First and foremost we would like to thank the bright and dedicated group members for putting in their very best effort to make this assignment a successful one. Secondly, a heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to our lecturer madam …. for all the cooperation and toleration. Moreover we would also take this opportunity to thank our classmates and friends who have also contributed and gave us a helping hand. Completion of this assignment has given us the opportunity to learn more about the Japanese cultural dance, costumes and the musical instruments used while performing. We believe it’s pretty important to get to know the cultures and tradition of other ethnics around the globe, which could very much benefit us and allows us to raise our knowledge and understanding.
2.0 OBJECTIVES There are several purposes of this study; • To help students understand the culture of Japan through its traditional dance forms. • Based on a belief that art, particularly dance, is a form of communication among people that leads to a better understanding about the feelings and cultures of others, therefore this allows students to learn more about the Japanese cultural dance which varies. • Through the learning of dance technique in a new cultural context, students are expected to reflect on the meanings of their own culture and art forms. • It is hoped that this educational experience will be a source of inspiration in their creative life. • Also allows students to be familiar with the tradition and culture of other countries.
Japan or it is also known as Nihon or Nippon. Japan is an island nation in East Asia. It is located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The characters that make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is