Chinese Buddhism

But in Japanese, Chinese elements are borrowed, and such a fact as related to both Language elements do not exist. It is divided into conversational language, literary language and the Japanese letter. Japanese language is divided into 4 zones with characteristic dialects. This eastern, central, western zone and Island Ryukyu dialect is so different from other dialects, which some scientists consider it a separate language. Between a Japanese talk to the characteristic of their home dialects, and with foreigners speak the dialect.

Japanese literary language was formed in 9-12-th century on the basis of the Kyoto language spoken at court. Already in the II half of the 19 th century on the basis of the spoken dialect of Tokyo formed modern Japanese literary language. Japanese letter appeared in the VII century. Calligraphy – a special science, based on a tradition of the country, it is fixed, in particular those rules relating to the writing characters. Hieroglyphics – it ideograms, they indicated no letters, and the whole concept. Japanese writing system is based on Chinese characters, but compared to the Chinese style of writing, the Japanese much easier.

The History of the Japanese writing goes far back in the 5th century BC. At this time, the islands of Japan were brought to the "mainland" the first Chinese characters. While Buddhism has been widely common, and mostly, so the Japanese took as the basis of his letter Chinese calligraphy. The first master of calligraphy to use the rules and styles of Chinese writing.