Festivals of Japan
In Japan, there are 15 holidays established by the law on national holidays. Seemingly, a lot. But no, the Japanese, despite the fact that sometimes they produce the impression of people buttoned up, like to have fun, sit at a richly covered (in the Japanese sense) table, relax with friends and loved ones. Otherwise, why would they need to add to the celebrations and official Matsuri — the holidays are informal, but followed a General fun, festive processions, fireworks, dancing and singing. Their own Matsuri is in every Japanese Prefecture, there is Matsuri, which is celebrated by the whole country. Their roots are usually rooted in the traditions of Shinto — one of the most ancient religions prevalent in Japan.
New year in Japan
New year in this country — one of the most favorite holidays. New year holidays last from December 28 to January 4, in these days of business life in the country and almost dies, and its population initially busy preparing for the holiday, then New year and then the rest from the celebration and fellowship with family and friends.
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The observance of traditions – most important trait of the Japanese people. They vividly Express their attitude to life, their abutments and rules, their world. The tradition of the Japanese people carefully they honor over the centuries and is embodied in all spheres of life. Despite the dynamic development of their society, the Japanese find support in constancy and following the traditions of the past. All they see sense which is rooted in the deep history of the nation. Why should only traditional Japanese tea party, or Hanami – a holiday in which everyone takes to the streets to enjoy the cherry blossoms.
Sakura – it is the symbol of Japan, to whom dedicated poems and songs, and with her firmly bound to the traditions of the Japanese people. Each year, meteorologists tell the whole country about this important event – the cherry blossom. In Central Park Tokyo Shinjuku in the presence of the Imperial couple and important political figures, is the opening of the festival of Hanami. As the Sakura blooms only briefly, and everyone is trying to get out and admire its colors, because the slightest breeze can carry these airy and delicate creation of nature. Followers of Buddhism believe Sakura flowers are a symbol of the impermanence of existence.
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November 03, November 3 in the land of the rising sun is universally celebrated culture Day is one of the major holidays of Japan. Today we will try to tell you about the most outstanding cultural features of this fascinating country
Culture day — this is one of the main festivals of the beautiful and mysterious Japan. Traditionally it is a popular day off, when all the Japanese finally can not work and spend time with benefits for the mind and soul. In General, Japan — a fascinating country to understand that the Europeans quite difficult: due to its geographical position, peculiarities of state policy and its ancient traditions was some kind of isolation of Japan from other countries. Therefore, its culture and aesthetics radically different from other countries. And the unique ability of Japanese people to admire momentary beauty of nature found expression in many art forms of Japan.
To begin with traditional Japanese architecture, which is an integral part of national culture. It is noteworthy that Japan is one of the few countries in the world until the mid nineteenth century the main material for construction was wood. By the way, all of the oldest wooden buildings in the world, preserved to our days, are located here. Among them Continue reading