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
The history of meat consumption in Japan, Japanese Kobe beef, serves Sukiyaki and shabu-shabu, as well as “Sukiyaki song” in this review.
About the best beef in the world we will talk later, and while the tradition of meat consumption in Japan, the tradition of the story is much more meandering than in Europe, for example.
Developing the topic, the semi-official journal for Japanese abroad «Nipponia” were noted in his review of the history of Japanese food culture:
” the History of Japan includes the many centuries when eating the meatof mammals was forbidden. The first prohibition act was released in 675 g . after little more than a century after the arrival of Buddhism.
In the VII and VIII centuries, when a new ascended the throne, the Emperor issued another Imperial edict prohibits consumption of meat. This was associated with Buddhist beliefs . according to which killing an animal is evil. Re-publication of the edict is explained, most likely, that wasn’t so easy to give up meat. However, by the tenth century it had stopped eating. Continue reading
Thinking about the cuisine of Korea, many think of Korean carrots. But, surprisingly, in the Asian country this appetizer is not common. Instead there are a variety of other delicious dishes and a special attitude toward food. If you watch a Korean film in almost every scene there is a meal. And some of the painting-totally dedicated to local cuisine. After all the food, according to residents of Korea, is an important element of traditional culture. What local chefs are ready to please the tourists?
Popular Korean dishes and snacks
Widespread we have Korean snacks in their homeland called kimchi. Take to prepare pickled vegetables, mostly radishes, cabbage or cucumbers. They are seasoned with chili, onion, ginger, garlic and is served at every meal. Koreans without kimchi cannot imagine your diet diet counting dish. When low calorie snack contains protein and many vitamins. Sometimes on the basis of kimchi make vegetable and fish soups.
Samhail – that’s what the Koreans are still proud of. Guests of the Korean dish too is not indifferent. It’s fatty pieces of pork meat that are not marinated and seasoned with spices and just fry on the grill. To sangachaly serves sauces, sesame oil, and eat meat, placing it on cabbage or lettuce.
Another analogue of Korean BBQ pulkogi . For it take Continue reading