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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

Japan: the sights and monuments of culture

Japan being a small island state, has a great economic potential and rich cultural heritage. It’s amazing how generously nature has endowed this region, while the geographical location allows us to observe the change of all four seasons. Historical monuments and modern techniques coexist in the wonderful country.

Sites of Japan’s diverse and extremely interesting, and every year you can watch the endless stream of tourists and travellers who visit this state.

Historical monuments of Japan

Places of Japan are so varied and numerous that for a visual interpretation of the review would be better to make a conditional division. For lovers of Antiques and exquisite style are advised to visit the Himeji castle, located at the foot of scenic mount Hime in Hyogo Prefecture. This building is an echo of the era of the samurai, which was recorded in the UNESCO list in 1993 as a world heritage site. It was built in the 14th century and for two centuries it withstood many battles.

When the building passed into the hands of the warlord Hideyoshi Toyotomi, except the walls, little remained. During the period, 1601-1609 castle underwent reconstruction, which introduces an elegant tower, comprising of seven tiers, and beyond that, a whole bunch of towers auxiliary values. It can be noted that the building 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

How the Japanese relate to Islam?

A student from the capital of the Country of the Rising Sun hashiyama of Utah for several years studying our language, folklore, life and customs. Our dialogue touches on a religious theme: How the Japanese relate to Islam? Does Japan Muslims whether a mosque? Who erected the first mosque in Tokyo?

Utah, are there many Muslims in the capital of Japan?

According to my observations, in Tokyo, all in Japan, a little Muslims. But with Islam there are a number of quite interesting facts. Your religion on the island for the first time brought the Tatars who immigrated to our country during the revolution. A group of Tatars at that period settled in Tokyo and established his non-profit organization. In 1938 they shared the efforts of the building of the first mosque. In the fifties many of your tribesmen had moved to other countries. Since the building of the mosque was severely dilapidated, in 1985 it had to be dismantled, and 2000, with the assistance of Turkey new building was erected the mosque. Currently, all Muslims living in Tokyo, we gather for worship in this beautiful building.

Tell me, please, what is the attitude of Your countrymen towards Muslims?

The Japanese attitude towards Muslims is normal. I studied Islam, and therefore Continue reading

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

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