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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In the Pacific ocean, on the four Islands with a total area of about 400000 square kilometers, is one of the most beautiful countries Japan. Civilization inhabiting this country, developing for more than 2.5 millennia and today is considered one of the most highly developed. Let’s look at what’s good about Japan and why its customs and traditions attract tourists.
History of Japan began in the 7th century BC, when, as stated in the give, on the throne of the first Emperor, whose name was Jimmu. If you believe all those legends of old, the initiator of the coronation of this man was the goddess of the sun named Amaterasu. For more than a Millennium the country was ruled by emperors, sitting on a throne in the beautiful city, Kyoto.
While the Emperor and his entourage enjoyed a luxurious life, the rest of the country sliding deeper into poverty, resulting in people increased the degree of discontent and rebellion the country was saved only by armed squads of governors. In the middle ages, shoguns – governors take power into their own hands with the help of his faithful warriors samurai who respects the service of the owner is paramount. The power of the Shogunate had existed in Japan until the 19th century ad, all this time the country developed in isolation from the rest Continue reading
Guide to South Korea for travelers
Today I’d like to talk about evil spirits, or rather the people who are here in Korea has made communication with all sorts of otherworldly forces, the source of its existence.
I must say that they not only exist in Korea. And now in Russia, many turn to expensive services of sorcerers, witch doctors, specialists (if the word specialist is applicable here) on removing the damage. Poizyskannee to the public is in Russia the crowd of psychics, all sorts of the followers of Castaneda and Co.
However, not to digress, tonight is not about Russia, and Korea. By and large, be called superstitious Koreans did not. Here, perhaps, played a role three factors. First, Korea is now in General — a very educated country. Secondly, Korea — it’s a Christian country, and serious Christianity (forget about Russia) is incompatible with superstition. Thirdly, Korea — prosperous and stable country, but waves of interest into all hell is always accompanied by social crises. Nevertheless, some superstitions exist in Korea, which means that there are people who have made them their profession.
The role of Russian sorcerers and psychics in Korea for several millennia, the shamans perform. Shamanism for a long time was, along with Buddhism and Confucianism, Continue reading