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Holidays in Japan

Festivals of Japan

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In Japan it is very easy to celebrate the holidays.

Because you always know when to celebrate, how to celebrate, what to celebrate and someone to celebrate.

Japanese official calendar has 15 events a year. These days are referred to as sukumizu . that just means “holiday”, and to celebrate they installed the “Law on national holidays”. In the days sukumizu most Japanese could certainly use his legal right to stay.

But the Japanese, who love recreation, fun and hearty feast, could not do just legalized government national holidays.

The Japanese have even Matsuri .

Matsuri is a celebration of the wider sense of the word. This festive procession, and fireworks, and traditional dances and chants, which usually involved a large number of participants and many more spectators. Throughout the year there are many festivals, among which the most favorite one is the Japanese festival of Tanabata love .

Below is a list of the main public and some typical Japanese festivals. The list is constantly updated.

Festive procession in honor of the God Ebisu trade (November, Kyoto).

In each Prefecture, every town and even village has its own traditional festivals-Matsuri inherent Continue reading

Japan: the sights and monuments of culture

Japan being a small island state, has a great economic potential and rich cultural heritage. It’s amazing how generously nature has endowed this region, while the geographical location allows us to observe the change of all four seasons. Historical monuments and modern techniques coexist in the wonderful country.

Sites of Japan’s diverse and extremely interesting, and every year you can watch the endless stream of tourists and travellers who visit this state.

Historical monuments of Japan

Places of Japan are so varied and numerous that for a visual interpretation of the review would be better to make a conditional division. For lovers of Antiques and exquisite style are advised to visit the Himeji castle, located at the foot of scenic mount Hime in Hyogo Prefecture. This building is an echo of the era of the samurai, which was recorded in the UNESCO list in 1993 as a world heritage site. It was built in the 14th century and for two centuries it withstood many battles.

When the building passed into the hands of the warlord Hideyoshi Toyotomi, except the walls, little remained. During the period, 1601-1609 castle underwent reconstruction, which introduces an elegant tower, comprising of seven tiers, and beyond that, a whole bunch of towers auxiliary values. It can be noted that the building Continue reading

How the Japanese relate to Islam?

A student from the capital of the Country of the Rising Sun hashiyama of Utah for several years studying our language, folklore, life and customs. Our dialogue touches on a religious theme: How the Japanese relate to Islam? Does Japan Muslims whether a mosque? Who erected the first mosque in Tokyo?

Utah, are there many Muslims in the capital of Japan?

According to my observations, in Tokyo, all in Japan, a little Muslims. But with Islam there are a number of quite interesting facts. Your religion on the island for the first time brought the Tatars who immigrated to our country during the revolution. A group of Tatars at that period settled in Tokyo and established his non-profit organization. In 1938 they shared the efforts of the building of the first mosque. In the fifties many of your tribesmen had moved to other countries. Since the building of the mosque was severely dilapidated, in 1985 it had to be dismantled, and 2000, with the assistance of Turkey new building was erected the mosque. Currently, all Muslims living in Tokyo, we gather for worship in this beautiful building.

Tell me, please, what is the attitude of Your countrymen towards Muslims?

The Japanese attitude towards Muslims is normal. I studied Islam, and therefore Continue reading

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