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
Seven myths about Japan.
The first myth. Japan is a small country.
Many of us somehow believe that Japan is a small country. But it’s looking to compare. If with Russia, it’s really small, but if other countries, so definitely not tell. Japan (377 thousand sq. km.) more than, for example, the territory of the United Germany. and almost equal to Italy. At the same time, Japan’s population (125 million people) is not much less than the population of Russia.
The second myth. The Japanese are all workaholics.
The Japanese decided to attribute an incredible capacity for work. In fact, although they work a lot and well, their zeal can hardly be called workaholism. In recent years (crisis for Japan) has increased the number of those employed part-and get an hourly salary. Overtime in this case, it was no passion, and the desire to earn additional income.
The little Japanese.
The third myth. The Japanese are cold and unfeeling.
The reason of high life expectancy of Japanese people should look for something else. The inhabitants of the land of the rising sun – the heaviest-Smoking nation among advanced countries. Not least among these countries, Japan is the consumption of alcohol. Religion and beliefs, which currently adhere to the Japanese do not forbid to enjoy. Continue reading
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.
The traditions of the Japanese are closely connected with the previous generations, Continue reading