March 8 in Japan. International women's day. Holidays
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…

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Children's day in Japan. Foreign life
Throughout the world there are holidays for kids and children. It's as natural as childbirth itself. But of course, in each country these holidays have their own unique features. Citi-go-San…

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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

Japanese cuisine – the traditions and features

An exciting and unusual world of Japanese cooking has its own history and customs. It was created over centuries, based on the territorial peculiarities of the Japanese culture and traditions. Today, Japanese cuisine has received the widest distribution and has consistently enjoyed great popularity among people worldwide. Not the last role was played by the longevity of the Japanese nation, which, of course, is because they eat.

The main product is rice, which is included with most dishes and is the basis of the daily diet of the Japanese. From it prepare a variety of dishes for lunch, dinner and Breakfast. The difference is what is used Fig. For Breakfast, the Japanese prefer crisp rice, garnished with pickled vegetables for lunch – rice with boiled vegetables and for dinner with fish and meat broth. In Japan, rice was replaced by bread, it is used to cook alcoholic beverages and sweet desserts.

After rice the second most popular product is fish and seafood, served in boiled, fried, stewed or raw. The main highlight of Japanese cuisine, which has won great popularity among residents of European countries are now sushi. For this dish uses raw fish or seafood sliced into small slices. The pillow is made of a small lump of rice, formed of boiled fresh rice. The sushi rice is boiled in a special way, very adhesive and sticky. Continue reading

Children’s day in Japan. Foreign life

Throughout the world there are holidays for kids and children. It’s as natural as childbirth itself. But of course, in each country these holidays have their own unique features. Citi-go-San Matsuri is one of the most colorful festivals in Japan.

It is celebrated on 15 November, specifically around November 15, for have always employed Japanese adults have little free time. So we go the kids are on holiday for a few days, and even months before and after. The closer to the holiday, especially on the weekends – the more families decide to have their children to city-go-San Matsuri.

In this day, people visit Shinto temples to thank the gods for the health and happiness of children. Before Citi-go-San had a certain value – the boys in 5 years for the first time were allowed to wear trousers “hakama”, and to stand before the elders in adult clothes. Girls in years 7 also it was allowed for the first time to wear a belt for kimono – Obi. And in three years all children received the rite of conservation of hair (before that in childhood their shaved bald), when the oldest member of the family presented them a symbol of white hair – a bundle of raw silk. Then children get up in “real” Continue reading

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