A0706: Why is Japan special? – Part 7

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When the Japanese began to form their culture, it was to the credit of the Wanderers that a culture emerged that is still unparalleled on your world. If you search on other planets, you will one day come across an extraterrestrial human race that lives in a very ancient way, and we would think you could discover much of ancient Japan there, because this extraterrestrial way of life found its way to the Japanese of today. The old clothes that the Japanese still wear at certain festivals can be seen there, as can the buildings, which are also very unusually designed. Anyone who has a house built today would never have a traditional wooden house built by the Japanese, but when today’s Japanese started to build real huts of wood instead of dwellings of clay 70,000 years ago, it was a quantum leap for this people that made them progress very quickly. The Wanderer people no longer build wooden huts, but even though they were much more advanced then and now, they still occasionally build dwellings that are very similar to the traditional way of building. Many monumental wooden structures can still be seen among the Wanderer people today, but they leave these structures standing for the sake of nostalgia. Look at it like a museum where the Wanderer people can still see how they once lived. The Wanderers on Earth knew how to work wood, because they were scientists who nurtured agriculture and because they had already built traditional huts themselves in order to spend a longer time on a foreign planet for a research mission, they already had practice in building traditional huts. They passed all this on as knowledge, so that the village of Edo began to build real huts, and since the Wanderers already had a lot of experience with this, no inhabitant of Edo had to start lengthy experiments to work out the most effective way of making such a hut. The Wanderers not only brought the art of blacksmithing and weaving to Edo, but also the art of cooking, so that nutritious and healthy food also came as knowledge from the Wanderers. Things have changed in 70,000 years, but the general procedure of tasting was brought to the people of Edo by the Wanderers. All the villagers did was to understand and implement the knowledge of the Wanderers. Since everything the Wanderers taught is always to be interpreted positively, the people of Edo also implemented all the teachings and integrated them into their culture and way of life. Fishing was as new to the people of Edo as finding mineral resources, which were not only used for forging, but pottery was an extraordinary skill that the Wanderers taught the villagers. All they had to do was apply the knowledge one-to-one and that’s where documenting knowledge helps immensely, so much was written down on paper-like notes. Paper, as you know it today, has a long history and the first sheets of paper were created in Japan, although the paper-like notes of that time were somewhat unusual, but even the Wanderers didn’t know everything, so they also experimented a little in secret until a paper-like note was created. Charcoal has long been used to paint stone walls, so charcoal pencils had to be used to archive the villagers’ first findings. Japanese writing could be passed on to the villagers very quickly because the training was done telepathically, which is much more effective than your traditional training sessions. The art of painting could also be passed on, so many raw materials were used to make paint particles that could be used in many ways. Silk could be dyed and pottery produced colourful pottery that was readily traded. There was no money because that was not necessary at all. All goods were exchanged, so that many traders arrived in Edo to exchange the exceptional goods, and it was not long before many skills were also used in other villages. Edo trained strangers in the everyday things, but it was not until much later that the secret procedures were also passed on, so that Edo was the centre of Japan for a long time. As cultural development in Japan rapidly gathered pace, in a short time many villages were like Edo, only much smaller. The huts, the robes and the food were the first to become indigenous to Japan. The art of self-defence was first only very pronounced in Edo, so that this art, like pottery and blacksmithing, only became common in Japan later. All Japanese speak one language, but the Japanese script was changed later so that the ancient Japanese characters and meanings were taught by the Wanderers and the modern-day characters came in much later, when the ancient Japanese characters could no longer represent what corresponded to the spirit of the times. The script received a profound change, but the meanings are similar, even though the ancient characters would take on a new meaning today if they were interpreted in the stories of the Wanderers that we teach. Much of what the Wanderers taught also had to do with extraterrestrial beings, although we emphasise that the Wanderers explicitly pointed out that there are planets outside Earth that resemble your world and the animal and plant life is also very similar to your world, although the intelligent inhabitants can also look very different from earthly humans. They spoke of spirits being something similar to earthly humans, only living differently because they exist on a plane that humans find very difficult to perceive. They live with humans on earth, only their realm is where humans cannot reach, but the spirit can perceive both realms. They told the villagers that the spirits exist around them all the time and that the spirits can perceive what the humans do and only if the human lives decently, then the spirit would not be tempted to do anything in the human world either. If man is not righteous, then a spirit will find itself to do things to change man’s mind so that the spirit does not have to witness man’s misdeeds. Spirits are also conciliatory when man thinks of a spirit and shows it too, so that the spirit is made mild. Spirits are also sometimes said to have an occasion to incarnate in order to school man or teach him a lesson, so that it is always better to reconsider one’s own behaviour and also to thank the spirits when man is doing well. Natural disasters are also caused by the spirits, but then the spirits fight each other in their own realm so that the effects reach the human realm. Spirits have a long tradition and the Japanese have invented their own cult out of it, because the Wanderers reported about it extensively, but always for the purpose that future Japanese take the old sagas to recognise the extraterrestrial origin in it, because the Wanderers were also proud of what they could create in today’s Japan. They were in Edo for a long time, so they were able to hone many skills and they had a lot of time to build their legacy so that it will last until the Japanese are ready to recognise the true events behind their legends about ghosts. Today, Japanese are already wondering how the ancient knowledge fits so perfectly into modern times when some interpretations are reinterpreted. Let me tell you, the Japanese sagas have integrated much more knowledge than all your so-called religions, because the Japanese sagas were told by human beings who were thousands of years ahead of you today and you will only realise much later what a treasure trove the Japanese sagas are, which even today are not understood. Japanese culture is firmly interwoven with its sagas because the Wanderers made sure of it. Japanese culture was also partly exported, but that came much later. In the next entry in this series, we will go into more detail about the Wanderers, so that today’s Japanese can also understand why Japan had to become something very special.

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