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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Area . 377,835 sq. km.
Population . 127,214,499 people.
Capital . Tokyo/Tokio
Nationality . the Japanese – 99% other – 1%
Languages . Japanese (official)
Religion . Christians 0.7%, and Buddhist 84%, other 15.3 per
Mode . monarchy
Post . the Emperor is Emperor Akihito, Prime Minister, Koizumi Juichiro
GDP . 3,55 trillion
The GDP per capita . 28,000
The annual growth rate . -0,3%
Inflation . -0,9%
Production . food industry, mechanical industry, electronic industry, R & d, metallurgy, light industry, chemical industry
Trading partners . USA, South Korea, Indonesia, Australia, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong
Nearby country . Russia, China, South Korea, North Korea
Currency . Japanese yen
Customs and regulations . Customs regulations of Japan governing the importation and exportation of goods and products is almost no different from the rules of certain legislative norms of other countries. Upon entry to Japan, foreign nationals fill in immigration card that you want to keep up to date of departure from the country. Duty free allowances 400 cigarettes or 100 cigars; three bottles of liquor, 0,5 l (0.7 Continue reading
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