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Holidays Japan

If on a clear August night to look at the sky, you can see the milky way – the Great Celestial river. She always crossed the plain of High Heaven. There was a time when around Heavenly Palace was surrounded by a beautiful garden. On one side gathered the trees that one could enjoy spring: pathogenicity pine, plum, cherry, Wisteria, kerria, Azalea… With another cool beat the keys, promising protection from summer heat, growing black bamboo, which under the leaves was concealed the fresh breeze. Immediately grew oranges, pinks, roses, gentian, and the wattle bloomed unohana. A third party was decorated with Chinese bamboo and pine, are particularly good in the winter under the snow. Could be seen near the hedge of chrysanthemums, that was something to go with morning frost in the first frosty days. The fourth part of the garden took trees, famous for especially deep hues of autumn foliage.

The feast of our yard “Matsuri” – Tokyo

Summer in Japan is the season of fireworks and festivals – Matsuri. On-Matsuri, meaning, rather, “festivities”, and hold them in each district, each area at different times. Where we live three quarters of jointly arrange such a holiday for over thirty years in the last weekend of July. Prepared in advance, the organizers of the famous committees of self-government that exist Continue reading

Korean Tradition

Respect for elders

Age and social position are of great importance. It is believed that the younger one standing or lower social position are required to follow the senior wishes without objection. Therefore, in Korea, people often ask the age, marital status of a person in order to determine their position in relation to that person. These questions are asked not out of idle curiosity. However, you may not answer them if you don’t want.

Names

The most common Korean surnames are: Kim (21% of all Koreans), Lee (14%), Park (8%), Choi (or choe), Jeong, Jang, Han, lim, etc. a Korean name consists of a surname mostly of one syllable, and as such, the name usually of two syllables. The last name comes first. Women in Korea do not take the husband’s surname after marriage, but their children carry their father’s name.

Marriages

In Korea marriage is traditionally considered the most important event in life, and divorce is a disgrace – not only for former spouses, but also for their families. Despite this, the rate of divorce is rising sharply in recent times. Modern wedding ceremony is somewhat different from traditional. First arranged the ceremony in the Western style in the Palace of marriage or in the Church. On it the bride and groom are clothed Continue reading

What are the most bizarre Japanese tradition?

Japan has many customs that to us seem strange, but if you think about it, they have deep meaning and they are for the Japanese force of law.

Europeans unaccustomed constant talk about Japanese food, and at mealtime they all talk only about how good the food is. It is considered very rude if a boy said while eating “Oishi” (delicious) at least two or three times.

The Japanese eat everything that swims in the sea, including dolphins. Dolphin meat tastes very different from fish, it is sometimes even eaten raw. You can cook the soup; a popular dish from Dolphin meat – “koseki”, something like a kebab.

Perhaps eating a lot of seafood is the reason that the woman with overweight is an extremely rare phenomenon.

Tipping in Japanese restaurants is considered an insult. Client hereby gives to understand that he is above the waiter. But if he paid exactly what is written in the score – they are equal.

In Japan, earthquakes happen often, it happens that the store or the apartment opened, no one. But to come in and take something that is considered a very big sin. Also – and not to give the police the money was found. Japanese police are incorruptible. Try to shove a bribe – the horror, the horror, the horror. But you can avoid punishment for a small violation, pretending Continue reading

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