BC in Japan, people engaged in hunting, fishing and gathering plants, they had no grain crops. Then there farming with a predominance of rice cultivation. Widely developed the cultivation of vegetables and pulses, especially soya and beans. Of equal importance was gardening. Practiced fishing and poultry farming, but not livestock.
The main in the diet of the Japanese for centuries were rice and other grains that had formed the group under the name “primary food”, unlike their accompanying products. called the “additional food”. Note that all macrobiotic products are also divided into basic and additional. Among the widely consumed vegetables first place is radish (daikon) in cheese. boiled and pickled. Daikon is one of the favorite vegetables in a poppy-robotica.
Source of animal protein in the diet of Japanese were fish and seafood, often raw. Other animal products, mostly meat birds and eggs in the traditional kitchen was seldom used. Consumption, though small, lean animal meat has become universal over the last century, and it has increased significantly over the last 30-40 years.
Among the sources of vegetable protein in the Japanese diet was dominated by protein of soybean, especially through foods such as bean curd (tofu) and fermented pastes of soybeans. Continue reading
One of the important stages in a person’s life is the wedding, marriage and the beginning of family life. Like any other major event, the wedding is shrouded in various customs and traditions. Customs vary from country to country and social status of the newlyweds, but some of these traditions international. Of course, in wedding customs can not believe it, but to trace the history of their origin is quite interesting.
The exchange of rings
The custom of exchanging rings came to us from very ancient times. Even the ancient Egyptians changed rings and after this ritual became husband and wife. The ring meant a loyalty to each other for life. However, the Egyptians wore the ring on the middle finger of the right hand, so believed that there is a kind of artery of love. In some Asian countries still wear wedding rings on the middle finger.
In many countries there is a custom to beat the dishes at the wedding. This, oddly enough, original Russian custom. On the second day of the wedding beat clay pots to check the chastity of the bride. If the pot was broken into many pieces, so the bride before the wedding was immaculate. The more pieces – the happier they promised to be married.
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Happy New year involve a lot of traditions and rituals.
I would like to draw readers ‘ attention only on the traditional new year symbols of our nation.
Its importance is today particularly relevant. We practically know almost nothing about national symbols, which our ancestors designed the Christmas event. And bow to foreign, in particular Chinese and Japanese, characters.
Later this custom was borrowed by most Protestant German community of Westphalia. This tradition quickly spread throughout Germany and then throughout Western Europe. At first, Christmas trees were placed just in the homes of the wealthy (in addition to the Christmas tree for new year Germany was used also pine, beech and branches of a cherry).
In Russia long enough in polti until the middle of last century, the simple tree houses did not put. It was a privilege of the upper classes, in this way demonstrated their “not servile” origin. This, of course, is not to condemn or deny the very form of the Christmas tree. To get a “green beauty”, it was not so easy.
The prototype of Santa Claus
Most likely the prototype of Santa Claus the Slavs, it’s not the kind grandfather with a bag of gifts, and pretty evil pagan Continue reading