In Japan March is generally considered women’s month is celebrated not only the eighth of March, but “Momo-but sekku” (peach blossom Festival), the famous Holiday girls, better known as “Hina Matsuri”, the doll Festival. Initially celebrated in the 3rd day of the 3rd month, as a seasonal event because at that time the peasants were relatively free from agricultural work and can enjoy the first warm days, when you started flowering peach trees.
According to the ancient traditions of the Heian period (794-1185 years) on this day in noble families were invited exorcists who have made special prayer services, aimed at all the troubles people have switched to paper dolls, “nagsi-Bina” which was then taken to swim in the river or sea.
The wide spread of the holiday was in the 18th century, and its main purpose was added custom to arrange in homes where there are girls, shows a richly dressed dolls depicting the life and customs of the Imperial Palace. Now the custom has changed a bit: instead of paper dolls put ceramic figures dressed in silk clothes. On a special bookcase in the best room there is a set that is composed of dolls, passed on from generation to generation Continue reading
Introducing Japanese holidays – is an interesting and unusual way to understand Japanese culture and learn about the people that make this country so different.
To get the most out of the holiday, the most important thing to arrive in Japan on time. If you arrive too late, you will encounter incredibly inflated housing prices and terrible traffic jams, and the most interesting will pass by.
So, here are the five most important and celebrated throughout the country holidays in Japan.
To important holiday celebrating the new year in Japan is taken very seriously. Traditionally, new year’s eve the Japanese cook soba noodles, eaten exactly at midnight and starts the year. At dawn the Emperor prays for his people. The similarity with the Chinese new year is that on this holiday there is a special food, and children receive money in little envelopes. As a rule, all family members gather around the holiday table together, where not only eat and drink, and play games.
January 2 open access into the inner grounds of the Imperial Palace to everyone. Second time in a year the doors of the Palace will open only on December 23 – in the Emperor’s birthday. Many stores and businesses are closed until at least January 3. Another holiday, coming of Age day, Continue reading
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