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
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
The South Korean army began the formation of outposts in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. Two days after North Korea’s military fired on November 23 of the South Korean island. relations between North Korea and South Korea remain extremely strained. As a result of clashes killed 4 people. On 25 November, South Korea announced that it urgently starts to increase military power of the ground troops on the five Islands of the Yellow sea in the North-West. In response, North Korea declared that in case of increase of capacity of the army of South Korea, Pyongyang will be ready to apply the second and third strikes on the shores of its southern neighbor.
«people’s democratic Republic of Korea has always advocated the maintenance of peace in the region, but now faces the need to ensure its independence, so artillery bombardment winkaraoke coast were the way to support justice and maintain your freedom”, – reads the statement of North Korean leaders, published November 24 on Wednesday.
The head of the South Korean Republic Lee Myung-bak, convened on the morning of Thursday 25 November emergency meeting, during which it was decided to increase the number of military Continue reading