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
Japanese cuisine is one of the main attractions of Japan, for which the characteristic features of minimalism here and the minimum heat treatment, unusual rules for ordering of meals, table etiquette and table setting. For Japanese cuisine, and is characterized by the use of fresh products, products of long storage can be called only in Fig. In Japan, perhaps the world’s largest selection of seafood, the kitchen seeks to preserve the original taste of the product, while the cuisine of other countries of the Asian region to radically change it, it is also worth noting the seasonality of Japanese life, moderation, unusual Cutlery in the form of sticks, forks on knives are not used at all, except for spoons. As in the French and Japanese cuisine pays attention to the table setting and aesthetic presentation of meals.
Rice and sushi in Japan
The basis of the Japanese diet is rice and fish, the combination of these two products and gave rise to charismatic sushi dish, which has gained great popularity all over the world.
Rice in Japanese is called gohan, similar to bread in the Russian language and often refers to not only the dish but the food itself at all. Unlike European cuisine in Japan prefer a more sticky rice, which is in the process of cooking has a structure of small lumps that are easy to eat with chopsticks. Continue reading
The center of Korean paper art introduces a unique Federation with the direction of the Korean folk art, based on unique paper crafts.
The versatility of paper is difficult to overestimate. It finds application in almost all fields of human activity. Creativity is no exception. Paper – extraordinarily expressive and malleable material. It is possible to create a whole world. There are many types of paper art.
In Korea most known for the art of folding the paper sheet, under the Japanese name origami. However, this is only one of the lines among folk paper arts. Worldwide known examples of the use of decorative paper, mainly for religious and ritual purposes. Produced by manual labor paper was not previously so accessible and cheap material, as in our days. Worked with her mostly rich people and Ministers of religion. For example, it is known that in the European monasteries of the 18th century the technique was used bumgarten when decorating religious objects and the manufacture of medallions. Spinning on the tip of the bird’s feather paper with gilded edges, the medieval masters have reached such perfection that even upon close examination of filigree paper products looked like made of pure Continue reading