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
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
Sweden – the land of the rising sun, the mysterious land on the Eastern edge of the world. Its territory – a small group of Islands in the Pacific, but Japan’s influence in the political, economic and cultural terms extends practically to the whole world. Here all is unusual: and climate, hot in the South with palm trees, and very cold in the North, where for four months out of the year there is snow; and the story, more like a mysterious legend than a reality; and the structure of society, which the uninitiated European often resembles an anthill, but it allowed Japan to enter the top ten countries – world leaders. It is ruled by the Emperor. In the country the sacred customs of their ancestors, and yet, Tokyo is one of the most modern and largest cities in the world. Japan is another civilization, is largely incomprehensible to us, yet it is good to come, to see how it blossoms Sakura, or as the fire darkens the sky over the cone of Fuji, and in order to understand the mysterious Japanese soul.
The capital of Japan – Tokyo, is one of the most populous cities in the world. The four main Islands of Japan and numerous small islets stretches for approximately 1,500 miles (2,400 km), from Hokkaido in the northeast to the island of Nansei (South of Kyushu) in the southwest. Continue reading