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Holidays Japan

If on a clear August night to look at the sky, you can see the milky way – the Great Celestial river. She always crossed the plain of High Heaven. There was a time when around Heavenly Palace was surrounded by a beautiful garden. On one side gathered the trees that one could enjoy spring: pathogenicity pine, plum, cherry, Wisteria, kerria, Azalea… With another cool beat the keys, promising protection from summer heat, growing black bamboo, which under the leaves was concealed the fresh breeze. Immediately grew oranges, pinks, roses, gentian, and the wattle bloomed unohana. A third party was decorated with Chinese bamboo and pine, are particularly good in the winter under the snow. Could be seen near the hedge of chrysanthemums, that was something to go with morning frost in the first frosty days. The fourth part of the garden took trees, famous for especially deep hues of autumn foliage.

The feast of our yard “Matsuri” – Tokyo

Summer in Japan is the season of fireworks and festivals – Matsuri. On-Matsuri, meaning, rather, “festivities”, and hold them in each district, each area at different times. Where we live three quarters of jointly arrange such a holiday for over thirty years in the last weekend of July. Prepared in advance, the organizers of the famous committees of self-government that exist Continue reading

Korean Tradition

Respect for elders

Age and social position are of great importance. It is believed that the younger one standing or lower social position are required to follow the senior wishes without objection. Therefore, in Korea, people often ask the age, marital status of a person in order to determine their position in relation to that person. These questions are asked not out of idle curiosity. However, you may not answer them if you don’t want.

Names

The most common Korean surnames are: Kim (21% of all Koreans), Lee (14%), Park (8%), Choi (or choe), Jeong, Jang, Han, lim, etc. a Korean name consists of a surname mostly of one syllable, and as such, the name usually of two syllables. The last name comes first. Women in Korea do not take the husband’s surname after marriage, but their children carry their father’s name.

Marriages

In Korea marriage is traditionally considered the most important event in life, and divorce is a disgrace – not only for former spouses, but also for their families. Despite this, the rate of divorce is rising sharply in recent times. Modern wedding ceremony is somewhat different from traditional. First arranged the ceremony in the Western style in the Palace of marriage or in the Church. On it the bride and groom are clothed 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

Holidays Japan
If on a clear August night to look at the sky, you can see the milky way - the Great Celestial river. She always crossed the plain of High Heaven.…

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Japanese desserts
If you ask an inhabitant of the European part of the continent, Japanese desserts what he knows, we rarely hear anything besides green tea ice cream. Desserts of the rising…

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Customs and traditions of Japan
Hotels Flights Virtually unchanged since the middle ages preserved traditional Japanese costume, national interior, literary Japanese tea ceremony, theatre "Kabuki", "but" and "Bunraku" and many other equally peculiar traditions. And…

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