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Festivals of Japan for tourists

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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Traditions of Korean cuisine.

The culture of any people is revealed in his kitchen. After all, food is, perhaps, the first thing that appears in any society, is transformed over time, acquiring features characteristic of each stage of the development of the nation.

Korean cuisine is no exception. Probably the best-known Korean dish can be called kimchi – Korean pickled cabbage. Without him is unthinkable, no Korean meal. It fully reflects the theme of Korean food: “acute and tasty”. The oldest mention of this dish belong to the I Millennium BC since then, kimchi has not come out of the Korean diet.

Today in Korea holds an annual kimchi festival, which features over 170 varieties of this product differ in the amount of ingredients and the manufacturing region. There are several museums dedicated to him. The collective culture of Korea at the cooking kimchi is on the list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO.

In addition to kimchi, Korean cuisine is replete with various dishes of vegetables, meat, fish and, of course, rice. Due to the large amount of pepper it may seem that Korean cuisine exclusively red, but this is not so. Following the principles of Taoism and Confucianism, Korean dishes combine the five basic colors – red, white, black, green, yellow. It is their harmonious combination and makes Korean dishes Continue reading

North Korean stranger as tradition

The Communist state television North Korea showed the footage twice, which recently took on the powers of the President of the national young leader Kim Jong-UN is pictured next to an unknown young woman.

About the personal life of Kim Jong-UN, the illegitimate son of the former North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il and grandson of North Korea’s founder Kim Il-Sung, is not known, so this news caught the attention of journalists and political scientists.

New North Korean leader appeared in the company of a young woman at the ceremony in memory of the founder of the DPRK Kim Il Sung, who died 18 years ago. The ceremony was held in the memorial Palace of Kumsusan, where lies the embalmed body of the author’s “teachings of Juche”. State television showed footage of Kim Jong UN and his companion aged 20-30 years together bow before the portrait of Kim Il Sung. This same woman dressed in a simple black suit, sat next to Kim Jong-UN during a concert of the State Symphony orchestra of the DPRK on 6 July.

Many South Korean media believe that it is the younger sister of Kim Jong UN – Kim Ye Chan, which, according Continue reading

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