Patchwork as a form of art, or even art, has been known since time immemorial: rather, since, as in England suffered a shortage of fabrics during the war times. But there is another side to this coin: patchwork or quilting are actively used by the first settlers to America. And, interestingly, in this case, the assignment was applied: blankets and warm clothing is what was made from colored cloth. But still, history tells us that the first mention of the patchwork were noted in Asia, even before the birth of Christ.
Looking ahead, we say that Japanese magazines – patchwork because now one of the most popular types of needlework in the country offer not only pictures, charts, but also stories about the traditions, the culture of sewing in the country, the history of the birth of this kind of needlework.
Not strange that the notion of “Japanese patchwork” that excites the imagination. It is known that in pure form – as a patchwork – needlework in Japan were not applied, but here the stitches are almost all very often. It can be noted, however, that some monks who lived on the territory of Japan, wore jackets warm quilted and the squares from which they were made, symbolized rice fields. The meaning of such sewing was what Continue reading
In the Korean language South Korea is called Thehonmaru (대한민국 listen (i ) . 大韓民國. The reduction of the full name, Hanguk ( 한국 ) or in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula, the Nam Khan ( 남한 ), is more common. The word Khan refers to the ancient tribal unions Samhan. The word “Korea” comes from the name of the ancient States of Koryo and early Goguryeo. located on the territory of modern South Korea, the DPRK. China and Far East Russia .
The history of South Korea begins with the Soviet-American agreements in the late summer of 1945 about the division of spheres of influence in the Peninsula. Under this agreement the portion of Korea South of the 38th parallel passed under the jurisdiction of the USA, while the North is under the jurisdiction of the Soviet Union.
In the country’s history alternated periods of democratic and authoritarian governance. The civilian governments in the country are numbered from the First Republic of Syngman Rhee to the current Sixth Republic. First Republic. democratic in the beginning, became increasingly autocratic until its end in 1960. The second Republic was based on democratic principles, but was overthrown in less than a year, after which the country has a military government. Third. The fourth and Fifth Republic was nominally considered democratic, but it is believed that they were a continuation 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