Japanese cuisine: national features of preparation
Japanese cuisine: national features cooking Dishes in Japanese cuisine is usually simple, with few ingredients. The Japanese prefer fresh food. When cooking, the chefs try to retain the true taste…

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Japanese chopsticks - part of the national Japanese culture - Japanese food Recipes
In Japan chopsticks (Hashi) came from China in the 12th century and were made of bamboo. It was believed that eating with chopsticks immortal gods and emperors. There are many…

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The Japanese eating habits and Zen macrobiotics
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…

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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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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 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.

Broken pottery

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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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. The dialogue on the bus is still an undeniable fact that on planet Earth the Japanese are in the group of centenarians. According to the results published by the Ministry of labour and social protection in July 2012, the average life expectancy of Japanese people is 79,44 years, and Japanese — to 85.9 years. Until 2010, women held the leading position in the world, and men were at the 4th place. In recent years, speaking of elderly people in Japan have increasingly begun to use the phrase “silver age” (silver age), and I must say that the “silver age” in Japan, in the majority, leads a healthy lifestyle and looking great. And, there is no doubt that Japanese proverb — “to Learn new things, referring to the old” very well reflects the relationship between generations in Japan and allows us to understand that the cult of the older generation, in the best sense of the word, here is very tangible.

All of which reached the country after the devastation left by the second world war, it is obliged to them who are now over 70. So the Day of honoring the elderly (Keiro-no Hi) is a bright and beloved holiday. To celebrate Continue reading

The Nearest neighbours of Russia
The nearest neighbours of Russia – eighteen countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. On the sea border with only two: USA and Japan. With the other sixteen by land.…

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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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