Value of tradition

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For me, as I am half japanese, half german, I have always been interested in both cultures and I often get confronted with prejudice and stereotypes regarding german and japanese people. So I had the idea of a concept for an exhibition that is dealing with the subject „value of tradition“, showing the traditions of japanese and german culture, what stereotypes and prejudice both have to face and why they evolved. 
So what will be discussed in the exhibition and are there further reasons for doing this concept? Well at first, every country has its own traditions as part of their culture. For example in Germany a popular tradition is „Fasching“, which has its roots inter alia in celtic religion, when they dressed up and held rituals to banish the harsh winter months and its demons. Similar to this, there is a japanese tradition „節分 (Setsubun)“ to celebrate the end of the cold winter and ban the demons. But do the younger generation also know the history behind traditions? 

In which historical context do these feasts we celebrate occur? How did the people value those traditions then and now? Might these values have changed?
The exhibition should explore those questions to present parts of the two countries cultures and to obtain traditions through transmitting knowledge and information. Moreover should the concept be realized as a touring exhibition to represent german and japanese culture. The goal is to reduce prejudice and create interest in other countries with their culture and history. Furthermore, knowledge and information leads to a better understanding and therefore to more respect, not only towards the culture and tradition, but also the people.
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