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 fourteen, starting from the New year and ending with the birthday of the Emperor. In addition to the national holidays in Japan you can add another hundred holidays that are not weekends. Almost every day in this country celebrate a holiday, and sometimes two. Such a number of weekends and holidays compensates for short holidays that last in this country not more than twelve days.
However, to the main holiday of the Japanese you can actually add two more. First – it’s the holidays, which adjoins the birthday of Emperor Akihito, celebrated on December 23. The second “Golden week” begins the twenty-ninth of April and ends on the fifth of may. Main leave the Japanese to take the same summer, on the eve of the traditional Day of commemoration. Because at this time their main duty the Japanese believe visit native places and graves of their ancestors.
the “Golden week” includes four of the state holiday. The first falls on the twenty-ninth of April – Greenery Day, then the third of may – Constitution Continue reading
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 .
Hanami . dedicated to the cherry Continue reading
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 of the product, and not subjected to heat treatment. Prefer dishes to eat raw or steamed. According to Japanese tradition, it is customary to eat several dishes in small portions. On the table have to be rice — an essential attribute. The Japanese prefer to eat fresh food. Therefore the set of products in the course of a year change. can not do in Japan without seafood. In terms of drinks — on the table green tea or sake.
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The most popular and common around the world Japanese food — it’s sushi. Sushi can be called a national pride of Japan. Japan chefs often experiment with the preparation of sushi, try to find something new.
Rice in Japan — it as bread in Russia. Not to eat rice in Japan is considered rude. Him eat until the last grain. A plate made to hold at chest level, and eat with chopsticks.
But as a drink on Japanese cuisine — sake. A drink obtained by fermentation of rice. Fortress varies from 15-20%. Sake is a rice vodka or rice wine. Cooking Continue reading