Holidays Japan
Day of honoring the elderly in Japan on September 16 — How old are you? — 80. Well, you're still young, so hop on this place. But I've been 85.…

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Japanese education system
Japan – mysterious country, where the sacred honor traditions and cherish the cultural heritage. The Japanese are the most organized, hardworking and law-abiding people. Perhaps this is a result of…

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The Most famous sights of Asia - Heliopolis - city of the Sun
Heliopolis Wall is one of the largest and most skilled construction and technical structures in the world. It stretches from Liaodong Bay. North-East of Beijing through Northern China to the…

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New year traditions in Japan: fair

New year – the most favorite and fun time for the Japanese, moreover, it is one of the three major holidays of the country , along with the Foundation Day of the state and the birthday of the Emperor. In earlier times, New year was celebrated according to the lunar calendar, but since the end of XIX century it corresponded with the New year of the Gregorian calendar and the celebration of Christmas. The Japanese are preparing for the holiday ahead of time: the whole month of December of the outgoing year is busy with holiday chores and preparations.

Markets and fairs on the eve of the New year – evidence of the holiday hustle and bustle. Since the mid eighteenth century were arranged colonies of birds (tori no ichi). Special demand used the rake (kumade) – good luck charm. Popularity since the end of the nineteenth century acquired Fair of the year (Toshi no ichi), which was a buy-sell stuff (nanaka URI) in Tokyo in the Asakusa district, near the temple of the goddess Kannon. Widely was izvestnoi fair in Tokyo in Setagaya ward (Setagaya Boro-ichi), where the residents sold the unnecessary to make the purchases for the New year.

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Holidays in May in Japan
Japan could compete with our country lots of holidays. Particularly fruitful in this respect is considered in Japan the month of may. Official holidays, which are days off in Japan…

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Wedding customs
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…

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