The culture of Japan resulted from a historical process that began with the relocation of the ancestors of the Japanese people on the Japanese archipelago from the continent and the emergence of a culture of Jomon. Modern Japanese culture was strongly influenced by Asian countries (especially China and Korea), Europe and North America.
One of the features of Japanese culture is its long development period in complete isolation of the country (sakoku policy) from the rest of the world during the reign of the Tokugawa Shogunate, which lasted till the middle of XIX century — beginning of the Meiji period.
The culture and mentality of the Japanese was influenced by an isolated territorial situation of the country, geographical and climatic features, as well as specific natural disasters (frequent earthquakes and typhoons), which resulted in a kind of Japanese attitude to nature as a living creature. The ability to admire the immediate beauty of nature as a feature of national character of Japanese, found expression in many art forms of Japan.
The history of Japanese culture:
The Jomon (10 thousand years BC — 300 BC) — first examples of ceramics, jewelry and female figurines the dog
The Yayoi (300 BC — 300 ad) — the transition 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
Still deaf in the villages of Northern Kamchatka persisted centuries-old tradition of the guest copulation with the wife of the owner of the house. Moreover, the consent of the guest for the woman ready to do anything, as this is considered a great honor. And if after intercourse the woman will get pregnant, if not, luck and happiness to this house and around the village.
In order to marry a Tibetan girl should have at least a dozen sexual partners.
In Nepal, polyandry is the norm. Almost all of the few polyandrist societies practice what anthropologists call fraternal polyandry, where a group of brothers divide among themselves a wife. It is widespread in the Himalayas, where very little fertile land and the emergence of another son would mean the division of land to another son could be based on your own family. For the sake of space and they begin to create a family hostel with shared wife.
Each inhabitant of ancient Babylon had to make a sacrifice to the goddess of love Ishtar. For the execution of the ritual, the woman walked into the sanctuary of the goddess, sat in a conspicuous place and waited, when she chooses an unknown man. The client gave the lady a coin, after which they went to some secluded area where he committed the sexual Continue reading