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Customs and traditions of Japan
Catherine has been living in Japan. In one of the local universities, she teaches English. In General, the language she teaches adults, children, and even, as she admits, her dog.…

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Tea traditions in different countries: vsegda_tvoj

It would seem that tea and tea — what’s special about it? But tea, like national cuisine, each country has its own characteristic features. Check these pics, they are really worth considering!

Match (in Japanese sounds like matcha) green tea, powdered. This type of tea traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremony.

India has its own rich and diverse history of tea. Traditional tea masala for few millenniums were shipped through South Asia before tea industry has developed in the territory of the British colonies.

UK

In the UK black tea served with milk and sugar and drink several times a day. Who has not heard about the traditional “five o clock”?

Perhaps, Turkish coffee and famous all over the world, but in fact, hot tea is much more popular there. Drink it with every meal and even in between meals. Black tea in Turkey is served without milk but with sugar, the taste.

Traditional Tibetan oil tea (“cha Bo”) served with salt and butter. To achieve a more rich and bitter taste, the tea is brewed and infused within a few hours. Oil and salt are added to the tea just before serving.

Tea with fresh mint leaves incredibly popular in Morocco and much of North Africa. Continue reading

Customs and traditions of Japan

Catherine has been living in Japan. In one of the local universities, she teaches English. In General, the language she teaches adults, children, and even, as she admits, her dog. And draws, sculpts,  and records observations about the life of a Japanese.

The opening in the postcards-the customs and traditions of Japan

Comes man postcard – invitation to the wedding of a friend or girlfriend. The festival organizers asked, “would you be so kind to grace us with your presence?” You have to circle one of the options: houseki – comes, garasaki is not coming. And send a postcard back inviting. Then begins the interesting part: go is superversive console, to indicate that you almost worship. But it is impossible that you, speaking on his own behalf, put themselves above grammar companion.

Traditions and customs of Japan

Supposed to get a ruler and cross out the polite prefix two traits. You say: “You wrote that I am a king and God, but it is not so”. And the second step is to say how things really are. On the postcard the name of the sender deliberately impolite specified with the character (after all, Continue reading

The 10 weirdest Japanese traditions. Japan Asia

The Japanese do not celebrate the New year in our understanding. New year’s eve, they quietly go to sleep, but Wake up early in the morning and all go together to see the sunrise of the New year. We, of course, also met some new year’s dawn, but in a completely different state.

The Japanese have no jokes, but a kind of sense of humor.

2. Never say never

People in Japan try never to say the word NO, just replacing it with a polite departure from the topic, or this agreement is non-binding, and, ultimately, leads nowhere.

The Japanese have virtually no jokes. It’s hard to imagine, but true.

In Japan it is considered very unseemly, if You do not have a business card. So the Japanese even in the pool are wearing special waterproof small bags for business cards.

Courtesy is still in Japan comes to the extremes. Instead of pozhimanie hand the Japanese use the bows, and need to bow as many times as it did to You. The situation comes to the absurd. For example, if the Japanese decided to order sushi home, and if he can get a very polite courier delivery sushi home, this favor can take a lot of time! Guests will gather, and the courier will arrive very polite: then to bow, may take more than one minute! Continue reading