Choosing Our Culture – Introducing Joria
Because its Korea and Japan together. And we are both Japanese and Korean. Also it sounds more like a culture that is unknown. It also means Joy and happiness.
Our culture started off when a group of people went up to Europe. But some of the lost their way and travelled around the world. Then they finally found a fertile land that was environmental. it had a river which was essential to a society. So our ancestors started to live on that land until now. And they kept the environment the same for us and we also have to do that.
A forest near a river/nile with resources and minerals. A river would provide minerals to the citizens and the forest treetops will give them shelter, food can be collected from nature. In the forest there are lots animals we can hunt and eat. We have fruits that can be collected. And we can fish near the river. Also we can cut down some wood and near the river we can grow crops. The river’s flood will give us a surplus of food.
The building are partly made out of wood, the building size depends on the height of the tree, and the thickness of the tree. We will put wooden poles under the base of the treehouse to make it more stable. We will also have some fences at the gate for safety from wild animals. Our treehouse will have a kitchen so we can get food. The kitchens will use induction cookers to make our treehouses safe from fire. The induction cookers will use electricity instead of gas. Bridges will connect the houses together. We will have locks that will stop criminal activity.
The Main materials: Wood, Nails, A bit of Bricks (If the size of the tree is suitable), Sticks for Ladders, Some Bushes for hiding the ladder from harm, Some Wooden Poles to make the House more stable, when making the beds, we will harvest the cotton flower for the blankets and clothing, and we will use sheep wool for the fillings.
Here is a diagram of the trap that comes with the treehouse:
When we describe a personality we use the flower names, each kind of flower has a meaning to it it is called “Flower words,” for example the Iris means elegance, then when using it we say “That is such an Iris dress,” “I hope you get a 4 leaf clover in your test!”
Spring; A simple clothing made out of thin fabric. It is because in the forest it is cool.
Summer: A clothing made of thin cotton. Because it is cool and absorbs water.
Autumn: A clothing made of thicker fabric. Because in autumn it gets a bit cooler
Winter: Clothing made of cotton. Because cotton can keep you warm in winter.We will make them by growing the material such as cotton flowers, sheeps, leather and we will also need to produce a spindle to weave our clothes.
In a forest it is not easy to grow crops. So we have to catch fish from the river and collect fruits from the trees. And in the forest there are lots of wild animals. So we can hunt them and use them as a source of food. Make animal farms so we can eat meat and the animals can produce leather. We won’t hunt every animal we see because our culture is environmental and we have to keep it. So most animals will be hunted but some will be kept as a pet or used in a farm.
They listen to flutes made of wood. Our culture lives in a forest so it is easy to find wood and make flutes out of them. Also there are lots of leaves that can be used to make instruments. There will be concerts opened near the river and there will be flutes, guitars made of wood and string and etc.
Our government will run as a republic. It is because countries that run as a republic has representatives that were voted by the citizens. And that will help our society will show an enthusiastic attitude. Because we live in a forest it would be hard if the government decides everything. Smoking will be illegal in our town because you smoke and throw the cigarette on the ground. It will burn the forest and will cause a considerable amount of damage. Helping others in need will be one of the behaviors that will be appropriate in our culture.
A bit of Capitalism and Socialism. Our government will help build houses for our citizens. But paying for school is not. The government will collect money from the treehouses every 4 months. Our government will not help the citizens with most economical matter with some exceptions. Capitalism is the system that is the most effective to our culture. Because citizens do most of the buying and selling.
Kindness, Obedient, enthusiastic and caring attitude. helping others in need is one of the biggest attitudes we want from our citizens.
We will have economic systems by trading seeds, shells, our culture is ancient and hidden so we don’t trade often with other countries.
The Values of Money
Values from the Ocean:
Diamonds/Ruby/Emeralds/Sapphires/Topaz/Amethyst/Crystal etc. etc.: Highest
We chose this system because most of the materials are rare and isn’t easy to find. The types of jewelry will be the highest type of money because its the rarest. Shells can be found near the ocean. But our culture is next to the river so it isn’t going to be a that expensive. It is because we can follow the river to the ocean. Some materials made that can be smelted are medium rated because it is not too rare and not too easy to find. You have to dig inside to find those ores. So it is quite effective.
We have a set of holidays called “Greeting Seasons Day,” it happens on every first day of a new season where we float flowers with melted candles in the river, only on these days we are allowed to use fire. But the river/Nile might be frozen (NOT THE MOVIE!!!) in winter if that’s the case, then we implant the flowers of winter in the river.
There is also a holiday/break which is a monthly break, everyone is provided a holiday in the second week of a month (ex: October Break: Oct 12 – Oct 18)
Feasting together: When a family are not provided much food because they didn’t get to hunt all of the animals then they would be rescued, many people from Joria will bring their hunted down or picked food and cook them near a river and have a feast. The feast is done on Sunday night.
Protecting the environment:
Our culture is an environmental culture so it is important to take over it. Every week we will have a meeting in a hall and will clean up anything that can be harmful to the environment. And the cleanest house will be rewarded with 5 iron.
Fun and Recreation:
Each houses will have shooting targets for boys. Also the houses will have small verandas for looking at the view. They can read books that will be automatically placed when the tree house is built. There is a center that has playing facilities. It will have designing facilities and facilities with playgrounds for kids to play in. Because people live in trees there will be bridges that will connect the houses together. Some paths will lead to the area where people can swim. Houses will have at least 4 rooms so it will be big enough to have 2 beds. Some rooms will be connected by a door. Then friends can talk and sleepover very easily. So most people will have fun. If someone is still bored with these facilities, there will be an area that will have computers. And you can only play 3 hours max per week.
Our society will have some schools that will have kindergartens, elementary school, middle school and high school together. but most of the schools will be separate. Families have to pay school with their own money. Kindergartens will be divided into 3 parts. 1 part is the discovery class. Then the Kindergarten 1 class. Then the Kindergarten 2 which is getting prepared for elementary school. Each grade will have 4 classes with approximately 16 people per class for average. Elementary school will start from grade 1 to grade 6. Middle school will start from grade 7 to grade 8. High school will start from grade 9 to grade 12. Every grade will have 4 classes and 16 people per class (average). Universities will be in one place. And that university will be divided into groups and can choose which lecture they want to hear. There will be schools for people with some disabilities. When you finish a grade there will a break for 1 month. At 21 men will have to go to military service. There will be breaks at each quarters and will be 2 weeks long. Tests will be taken each semester and the schedule for ES MS HS looks like this:
20 minute break
20 minute break
20 minute break
20 minute break
Lunch (10 minutes extended)
Our society will follow christianity because it can help our culture when something bad has happened. For example if someone is about to die praying to god will put our beliefs together. We will follow some of the rules of Christianity. We will make churches so we can have people pray inside. If a person dies we can pray for them and Christianity states that if you do good deeds you can go to heaven. So people will maybe be kind towards each other. So it will help us put together our society and it will be organized safe and comfortable. Following a religion usually helps a society. Korea followed Buddhism to make Korea organized.
Our Culture is….
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