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
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
The unitary form of the territorial device
With the form of government – constitutional monarchy
The capital Tokyo was founded in the mid 15th century.
GDP (million US $) 3150000 (2000)
Population (thousand) 127096
The official language is Japanese
Monetary unit — yen
Japan is a chain of Islands of Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku, architect. Ruku etc. all about 4 thousand. by the Pacific ocean, Japan, Okhotsk and East China seas.
The relief is predominantly mountainous. Numerous active and extinct volcanoes, including the highest point of Japan is mount Fuji (on O. Honshu, 3776 m). Frequent earthquakes. The Pacific coast is exposed to tsunami.
The ethnic composition is almost homogenous – 99% of the population are Japanese. The population of 127 million Continue reading