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Volume 317, 2021The 6th International Conference on Energy, Environment, Epidemiology, and Information System (ICENIS 2021)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||History and Environment|
|Published online||05 November 2021|
Nihonnomizubunka: Harmony Between Water and Humans in Japan
Japanese Language and Culture Study Program, Faculty of Humanities, Diponegoro University, Jl Prof Soedarto (Diponegoro University), Semarang, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia.
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For the Japanese people who are overflowing with the largest water in the world, water is not just an absolute necessity. It plays a large role in the Japanese lifestyle. The variety of activities of Japanese society that involve the element of water makes Japan a nation with a high level of water culture. This research will discuss the harmony between humans and water in Japan. The data was collected through the library method. The harmony between the two is shown by the important role of water in life for Japanese people, including 1) As a symbol of purification in Japanese people's beliefs, 2) It is beneficial for health and healing of various diseases, 3) As one of the important elements to add to the delicacy of Japanese culinary delights, and 4) As a means of communication in the social life of Japanese society. Meanwhile, with regard to water, Japanese people maintain the sustainability and cleanliness of the water environment by 1) Protecting the forest, 2) Protecting the water environment from pollution, and 3) Water savings.
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