Hobbies - examples of unusual Hobbies residents of Japan
What motivates people in Japan? Traditional Hobbies and strange Hobbies. Among the many representatives of the capitalist West became the fashionable hobby of exotic Japanese culture – an avid Vostochnyi…

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Christmas traditions rituals and symbols
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…

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About the breed - the story of the Chihuahua standard Chi-Hua-Hua
Our story begins in the land of the rising sun - Japan. There in the Imperial Palace there lived a girl-Princess, who was graceful, lively, elegant, friendly dog breed Japanese…

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Japanese food

The main feature Japanese cuisine, in addition to unique dishes, skilled in laying, where each piece is only ascribed to it by tradition. Often travelers, first time getting into a Japanese high end restaurant, can’t seem to understand that their plate is edible, and that was assumed as a decoration. All recipes, used by the Japanese housewife, very simple, and the products subjected to minimum processing. A striking example is the cooking fish. Most often raw fish beautifully cut into thin slices-the petals and spread on a plate – all the food is ready and you can already bring to the table.

Basic of Japanese dishes are vegetables, seafood and rice.

From traditional Japanese dishes most popular in the world conquered the land. Sushi rolls are stuffed with rice, vegetables and seafood that is wrapped in dried seaweed – nori. Under the influence of cookery Europeans and the Chinese people of Japanese cuisine started to use pork, beef, lamb and poultry dishes. Of course, the most common product at all times for the Japanese was the rice. As a rule, by boiling the rice some salt is added, but to him are served salty or sweet seasoning, hot.

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February 11 – what a holiday today

Velesajam day traditionally celebrates the middle of winter. At this time all nature is still asleep, and only Velez Korovin goes through villages and towns, playing the magic flute and not allowing people to be sad. This legend is reinforced by the occasion. It is also believed that Veles is the protector of cattle, but because that Pets do not freeze in severe frosts, February 11, sprinkle them with Holy water.

Milkmaids, in turn, should drink strong honey, “cows were affectionate,” and then symbolically have to beat the men with boards for spinning flax on the back, “the oxen were obedient”.

In this day and performed the rite of the distillate “cow’s death”. For it invite pouwelse that plays various scenes from everyday life that, in the opinion of the people, allows us to attract good luck, take trouble, to ensure good growth of cattle and abundance. And organized a special procession, after which the required conduct ritual fight of Veles and Marena. Mummers finish the staging, and begins the feast. By the way, on this day it is forbidden to cook beef dishes, but otherwise there are no restrictions.

Holiday February 11: world Day of the sick

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Sakura Festival in Japan

Festival blossoms in Japan

Sakura in Japan — the tree, which enjoys special veneration and love. Every year in April in Japan is traditionally held the feast of the cherry blossom — Hanami-party . About the unusual event, not everyone knows Russian, and European tourist: Random tell, what is this holiday and how it is celebrated in the land of the Rising Sun.

The history of this beautiful ceremony began in the days of ancient Hayana (794-1185 years). Japanese aristocracy then excelled in refinement of manners and grace, spending long hours under the flowering trees for different classes. They enjoyed soft drinks, arcade games, wrote poems and just talked at a high level.

As for flowering trees, it should be noted that the Japanese Sakura blossoms delicate and beautiful flowers. They represent human life . embody feminine beauty and are a symbol of Japan . Grows Sakura, or mountain cherry, is almost everywhere: in cities, in the mountainous areas and along river banks. Incredibly, and in the former USSR you can see how the magic Sakura blossoms, arriving, for example, in the Botanical garden in Petropavlovsk, in Kazakhstan. Other amazing places of Kazakhstan learn here .

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