Asmacure – the most ancient holiday in the world. For 1,200 years it has not changed. The festival is held annually on 15 may in Japan’s ancient capital Kyoto. By this time it flies Sakura flowers blossom and marshmallow. Asmacure and is translated “feast marshmallow”. Today marshmallow in nature to meet not easy, so he recently replaced the more common bagryancem. He’s the same as marshmallow, similar to the leaves hearts.
Holiday Altea – the coeval of Kyoto. In the late eighth century the construction of the new capital was accompanied by great disasters: the public Treasury was empty, she died beloved wife of the Emperor, fell sick, the crown Prince. And then there’s the sky brought down to earth streams of water, which has overflowed the banks of the river Cape. To appease the ancestress of the Imperial family and the sun goddess Amaterasu, the Emperor organized the March. Whether the sky is no more water, whether Amaterasu liked the holiday, but the rain had stopped. Kyoto began to flourish. Since then, the main figure of the parade was the girl who represents Amaterasu. In the morning the palanquin of the goddess carried out of the Imperial Palace. A procession of 500 people going to the temple Samagama, and from there to the temple of Kamisama. Both temples Continue reading
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
Wedding is not only an opportunity to celebrate the beginning of a new phase of life of two people, but also the opportunity to get acquainted with the traditions of a particular ethnic group or nation. In this article we want to introduce you to the most interesting of them.
Ceramic products are a symbol of fertility. Therefore, the Africans use them as necklaces or as decorations for the hair. Also on the Black continent have a very interesting tradition: if the wedding is held outdoors, the earth definitely ukreplyalsya wine as a sacrifice to the gods.
Traditional Chinese wedding dress of the bride is red colour, richly embroidered with flowers (e.g., chrysanthemums or peonies), which are symbols of wealth and happiness. The groom appears wearing a black silk robe which is decorated with various images of dragons. The groom’s family traditionally gave the bride’s family a roasted pig. Also on the Chinese wedding used lots of pyrotechnics, which are believed to ward off evil spirits.
In Indonesia is not unusual. However, the number of guests must be no less than a thousand. And all the guests young should greet personally during the ceremony.
In Korea in the wedding celebrations involved the astrologer, that before the ceremony creates a horoscope Continue reading