- from Ancient Japan
Welcome to old Japan. Here, warriors with swords clashed on the battlefields and wrote poetry at home. Farmers grew rice but often went hungry themselves.
Great castles had squeaky floors to warn their owners if spies were creeping through the halls.
The island nation of Japan sits about 100 miles off the coast of East Asia. Waves and water form a natural wall, keeping outsiders away. For thousands of years, Japan was cut off from most of the world. During their isolation, the Japanese created a rare and interesting culture.