Papua New Guinea
Beatings and mutilations were accompanied by the ritual of courtship at tralliance inhabiting Trobrian Islands in Papua New Guinea. Special ceremonies for the young men danced and sang songs in front of the girls, assessing their abilities. Defining the elect, the girl was attacking him with a bamboo knife or sharp shell, trying to hurt and cause pain. It was believed that the fiercer the attack was, the temperamental girl will be in bed. Check it out the young men was able on the same night, unless, of course, did not prevent the loss of blood.
Unusual tradition associated with the incest that occurred kagaba tribe in Northern Colombia. The incest here was considered a felony, punishment for which was… the repetition of the sexual act. The only difference is the second time the male seed had to collect, wrap in a cloth and transferred to the priest. He, in turn, passed on this gift of the spirit of sexuality. After this misconduct was considered redeemed.
Before you ask the parents of his girlfriend for her hand, the young man was to engage her in sexual intercourse. The situation was complicated by the fact that Continue reading
For centuries in Japan, love was considered an unnecessary element family relations. Until the early TWELFTH century was raspostranen polygamy, especially in aristocratic circles. Interestingly, after the wedding, my husband lived in the house of his wife and her relatives. Having several wives, the husband moved to potjanee year, from one house to another.
In the TWELFTH with the emergence of the samurai class marriage has become monogamous. Although, men still had the right to have fun on the side. In marriage, virginity was only necessary for the bride. The wife is completely subordinate to the husband. Her life and her property passed into his possession. Marriage in samurai families was more of a war clan or Union. The final word in the consent to the marriage belonged to the elders. Now this tradition is almost lost.
True to the tradition
Up to the present day in Japan preserved the ancient tradition to play weddings in the summer. Very popular wedding halls in sintoistskim, Buddhist or Christian style, the decoration of which and the altar, reminiscent of the temple only. The Japanese are tolerant of other religions and for them it does not matter which religion will be the Church for the wedding ceremony. The main thing that was beautiful and festive! Traditional Japanese wedding Continue reading
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 of the Rising Sun. It’s no secret that Japan is considered a country inhabited by perennials. According to statistical organisations, the life expectancy of the Japanese can reach 90 years, moreover, quite often, some Japanese cross the threshold of the century. Naturally, there is quite logical question – what is this life expectancy in Japan? To answer it, you must understand what life in Japan differs from life in other countries.
The conditions of life of the modern Japanese
More than half of Japanese population live in their own homes. And only about 30% of the population or rents the dwelling, or live in that apartment or room provided by the state or the company that runs the Japanese. Private houses are mostly located in the suburbs, where to Dobritsa to work on your own car, and in the absence of that – on the train.
The Japanese house is a distinctive structure that consists of a canopy as a roof set on wooden rafters or supports. A feature of these wooden houses is the lack of Windows in a traditional form, they are replaced by walls that moved apart if necessary (cesdi). Modern house (or apartment), the average Japanese most often consists Continue reading