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 chin. Proud and proud of Hina was the mascot of the Imperial court. The Princess has never been separated, the dog was so small that the girl could wear her in the wide sleeves of her kimono, the national dress of Japanese women.
It is time of flowering peach trees, a time when all around Japan are celebrating the day of girls. Once in a noble family was invited exorcists, who with the help of special charms were sent all the troubles of people in paper dolls, which were then taken to swim in the river or sea.
Now the houses just satisfied with the exhibition of dolls that are transmitted in families from generation to generation, because it’s a tradition to celebrate the birth of his daughter, giving her this toy.
For the celebration it was decided to invite the Princess of the Chinese Imperial court, along with which came her best friend – a dog of the breed Pekingese. In a luxurious fluffy coat of a Pekingese was irresistible, no wonder it served as the Imperial Chinese decoration of the house, because anywhere else this dog keep and breed were not allowed under penalty of death.
Decorated in a room where Continue reading
For European culture of Japan – a strange and utterly incomprehensible. In no other country of the technology and traditions are not so intricately intertwined: ideals of the samurai next to newest computers, those born in the nineteenth century long-lived – next to teenagers dressed in costumes Pokemon.
When striking development of all, with regard to technology, culture of Japan is the most conservative, closed and incomprehensible to foreigners. In today’s culture of “the land of the rising sun” a lot of weird aspects.
For example, a hikikomori. These are young people who refuse to communicate with the outside world. In every society there are a small number of “hermits”, but it’s usually older people, elderly with mental disorders, all kinds of depressions.
The feature of “hermits” Japanese – age: adolescents or young people are slightly over twenty. The reasons for the emergence of a huge number of these, is almost completely cut off from the outside world of people, primarily the Internet, the second big load in educational institutions, and, strangely enough, loving parents Continue reading
Japanese cuisine is the national cuisine of the Japanese. Differs preference for natural, minimally processed foods, extensive use of seafood
Japanese cuisine is the national cuisine of the Japanese. Differs preference for natural, minimally processed foods, extensive use of seafood, seasonal, typical dishes, specific rules of registration of dishes are served, mealtime etiquette. Japanese cuisine, as a rule, are a key attraction for tourists from other countries.
There are many opinions as to what defines Japanese cuisine, as the everyday food of the Japanese in the last century much has changed, many of the dishes (for example, has become practically the national dish of Japanese ramen) appeared in Japan in the late XIX — early XX century, or even later. In Japan the term “Japanese cuisine” means traditional Japanese products, similar to those that existed prior to the end of national seclusion in 1868.
The most characteristic features of Japanese cuisine:
Using mostly fresh ingredients, not necessarily high quality. Hardly used products “long term storage”, except for the rice and sauces.
Huge range of seafood used for cooking.
The desire to preserve the original look Continue reading