relatives

What is a Bong and how is it observed in Japan?

One of the most exciting holidays in Japan – Bon. He came to the country in the mid-seventh century together with Buddhism, and was originally observed only by the aristocracy. Then, as the spread of Buddhism, became popular among other segments of the population. Bon successfully combined with traditional Japanese beliefs about the return of the spirits of their ancestors and reunite them with the living. Gradually, the holiday lost its purely religious significance and, like many holidays, has become secular.

During the festival, friends exchange gifts, Japanese workers are often given on the last day of the holiday weekend, and many times their release to the pore, to visit their homes and mingle with the spirits of their ancestors and living relatives. On these same days, as the New year, workers and employees are paid bonuses (bonuses in Japan traditionally pay two times a year).

Despite the fact that Bon – all souls ‘ day, is celebrated this festival is a fun, colorful, noisy. It involves a lot of rituals, ceremonies, rituals. And while the details of holding vary depending on the venue, the General features are the same everywhere.

On the eve of the house are thoroughly cleaned. Enjoy a special treat. Before a home altar (similar to a small niche, must-have Continue reading

Wedding in Korea

Korean wedding is a wedding ceremony two: the European and national style.

In many European ceremony similar to wedding from the movies. Beautifully decorated wedding hall, the man, the registering Registrar, a family friend who speaks. You may wish to invite a priest as the main religion professed by the population is Christianity, in particular Catholicism. But it also has elements of national traditions, too. For example, when the ceremony begins, the first in the hall are both mothers (bride and groom), ceremony held on the carpet and stand in front of the guests.

Then they canayda each other as a sign of respect and light red (mother of the bride) and blue (mother of the groom) candles symbolizing the opening of the celebration. Then the red carpet is the bridegroom, and stands again in front of guests. Solemn music plays. Under Mendelssohn’s March father of the bride leading her by the hand, at this time the husband comes to meet and takes the bride’s hand from the father’s hand. This is all very symbolic: now the full responsibility for the bride bears the husband. Then the couple comes to the marriage Registrar, who read out the speech and words of encouragement to the newlyweds. As is customary, asked the bride and groom if they agree to get married. The first takes the ring to the groom, Continue reading

8 facts about North Korea.

Usually the media in North Korea is presented as a completely isolated country that is willing to destroy anything and everything in their own power ambitions. Maybe some truth in all of this is, but still North Korea is more than just an isolated little world.

Marijuana/hemp is not prohibited

In fact, in North Korea, marijuana is not considered a drug, it can even be transported by stacks, smoke, there is no one word to say. Many local smoke cannabis regularly. By the way, hard drugs are forbidden in North Korea under penalty of death.

If North Korea could easily get rushed there would be hundreds of thousands of lovers of Smoking “grass”.

Six American soldiers defected to the North Korea in 1962 and still live there

Yes, not only the northerners run across on the party of southerners, but in North Korea passed enemy soldiers. So, back in the 60’s in North Korea left six U.S. military. Some threw in the homeland relatives and friends.

Six Americans now live in North Korea together, participating in various awareness programmes Koreans. The interesting thing is that in 1966, four soldiers wanted to leave North Korea and tried to appeal to the Soviet Embassy. But nothing happened, the Embassy Continue reading

Life in Japan, a detailed description of the usual way of life
Life in Japan Japan is an extraordinarily beautiful country with centuries-old traditions and customs that have survived until today and are firmly rooted in the daily lives of the residents…

Continue reading →

What is a Bong and how is it observed in Japan?
One of the most exciting holidays in Japan – Bon. He came to the country in the mid-seventh century together with Buddhism, and was originally observed only by the aristocracy.…

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…

Continue reading →