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
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.
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
The Most disgusting food in the world – the Portal of the city of Tokmok, the town of Tokmok in Kyrgyzstan
Everyone loves a tasty meal, and even more I love when delicious food looks nice and edible. And in today’s selection of you will see the most horrible and disgusting food in the world, which are delicacies in certain countries and regions. You will definitely find some that but disgust you nothing will cause. Photos are not for the faint of heart.
1. Fried tarantulas (Cambodia).
Cambodia has fried tarantulas began during the period of historic hunger strikes. Now this dish is considered a delicacy.
2. Balut (Philippines).
Balut is a snack that consists of a boiled duck or chicken egg, which has already formed fruit. This snack can be found on all the streets and markets of Philippines, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. In these areas, this dish is popular as in America hot dogs. Is considered a male food – rumor has it that he improves potency.
3. Wine from snakes and shpionov (Asia).
This unusual type of liquor can be found mainly in Asia. In a bottle of rice wine immersed snakes and Scorpions, then this mixture several months wandering. During this time the poison completely dissolves and turns a good alcoholic drink.
4. Cobra heart (Vietnam).
In Vietnam prefer to eat the raw heart Continue reading