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
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