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Japan: the country, people, tradition

The country is a mystery. Far from the East of Europe there is a country that holds many mysteries. It’s Japan. No one really can answer, where did its people, had its myths, as was its ancient traditions and why they are so sacred to this day. silkworms. They hunted and did fishing.

Haniwa depicting

man. III–VI centuries.

Japan is a country consisting of Islands. Closest to Asia – Kyushu, up to 200 kilometers. In ancient times there was only accessible by ship. With him it and began the settlement of the Islands by the people of Mongoloid origin. People settled in small groups, mainly on the coast and along rivers. Most lived in simple shelters, even the rulers dwelt in thatched houses, where the posts and beams were fastened with ropes of vines. The main food was rice, which were able to produce vodka and sake. The Japanese knew spinning and weaving, growing mulberry trees for cultivation

The largest island of Japan, Honshu. Since the beginning of our era, it gradually settled by immigrants of Korea and then China. They really enjoyed the mild climate of plains, abundance of flowers and trees, the fertility of the soil. They brought with them new skills, tools, crops, jewelry, writing. Gradually, more and less ancient settlers on the island mixed into one nation.

The ancient religion of the Japanese. The ancient Japanese Continue reading

National food of Japan

National cuisine of Japan, many specialists and chefs, is recognized as the benchmark of a healthy diet. All dishes can be described in three words — unusual, beautiful and delicious. Much attention, in Japanese cuisine, are paying to small details, the nuances, the undertones… Food should please the eye, smell, taste and even hearing. Local chefs adhere to «rules of five colors» — products, of which the dish is prepared, should have red, yellow, green, black and brown. Also, an important role is played by the rules and rituals of eating. So, for example, is already a special character, Japanese cuisine, was use « Hashi » (chopsticks for eating). Rarely use a spoon and certainly not customary to use a knife and fork. Another interesting feature — serving dishes. Perhaps no one in the kitchen of the world does not pay so much attention to decorating and serving dishes, as the local cuisine. Any dish — a real culinary masterpiece and a unique still life. There is a Japanese proverb — «Food, like a person who cannot appear in polite society, naked»

The basis of many dishes, Japan dishes, is the rice (in Japanese — « gohan « ). The word «gohan» Continue reading

Cycling in Japan

1984 . More recently, cyclists in Japan were diligent students of the role, gaining the necessary experience at major international tournaments. Representatives of the Country of the rising sun is often seen with a camera, cameras, pens, and notepads. Supervisory the Japanese did not take her eyes off of kings sprint past years — our of Tula Sergey Kopylov and his perennial rival from the GDR Lutz Huslia, as well as with other leading racers of the world, setting the pace on the Cycling forums.

In 1979, the racers Japan were invited to visit Berlin in winter track, where they left a good impression. So, in international competitions with the participation of sprinters GDR, USSR, Czechoslovakia, Poland and England, the leader of the team of those years Shido won a bronze medal, and his friend, Ho declared his intentions are still high on the Olympic track in Montreal, taking quite honorable 5th place, leaving behind a well-known Dane Freiberga, the Italian Rossi, pole Cocotte.

Already in those years the leaders of the International Federation of professional Cycling (FICP), concerned about the decline of audience interest of the West to sprint on the track among the “pros”, with the secret hope have turned their eyes toward Japan, where local enterprising businessmen from the sport came up with something original: sprint on Japanese manners that have Continue reading

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Japan: the country, people, tradition
The country is a mystery. Far from the East of Europe there is a country that holds many mysteries. It's Japan. No one really can answer, where did its people,…

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