The Tanabata festival — one of the most romantic in Japan. It is celebrated on the seventh day of the seventh month — that is, 7 July in the Gregorian calendar. According to the legend, on this day only two lovers, separated on the sky the Milky way, can meet and spend time together.
The basis of the Tanabata festival is an ancient legend about a beautiful girl named Orihime, the daughter of the God of the Firmament. All day did she that wove the cloud — the heavenly clothing of his divine father. But one day she saw a young man named Kibokoni that led to about a bull. And, of course, immediately fell in love. The feeling captured Orihime so much that she forgot about his work. After the wedding, the couple neglected their case: loom stood idle, and the bull wandered aimlessly through the vast Plains of High Heaven. Found out about it, the God of the Firmament became angry and commanded that the lovers have separated, and not just so, and the Heavenly River, i.e. Milky Way. And only once a year, on the seventh day of the seventh month, the lovers can meet. Help them to magpies: connecting your wings, they form a living bridge over which Orihime and Kibokoni can pass to each other and to spend some time together.
And that doesn’t happen every year! If the weather is rainy, the Heavenly River overflows and even magpies are not able to help spouses. Have Continue reading
Everyone knows that North Korea is a totalitarian, decaying country, and South Korea is a thriving democracy. In North Korea it’s sad, people live in poverty, do not have the normal rights and freedoms, and to all of this, their brains purged of Communist ideology. In South Korea, the opposite is true: people live with dignity, and sometimes rich, they have rights and are free and their brains as if no one scores different ideologies, like Communist.
Of course, it’s all ivamy. driven hard in the head for an ordinary person, so he didn’t have any issues, which may not give quite the expected, and therefore very undesirable responses. Of course, North Korea is not a Paradise for a flourishing life, but also in South Korea, is not so great as it seems at first glance.
For example, you know that the average South Korean works per year, more than any other citizen of industrialized countries — 2 090 hours? For comparison, the average German works 1 413 hours, and the average Russian works for 1 981 hours per year (OECD data for 2011). Real average vacation duration in South Korea is 3–4 days (the maximum legally allowed in ten days). According to official statistics, 33% of workers Continue reading
Yangju city in Korea attracts Russian tourists with their originality. In it’s ancient culture and history blend harmoniously into a single whole with modernity. Not by accident, intending to go to this wonderful country and making online booking of tickets to Korea. many Russian tourists choose as a place of relaxation Yangju. Despite the fact that the modern city began to be built only in the late XIV century, the territory around it were inhabited long before that and still bear witness to the history of the place.
With the religious culture of the city can be found by visiting the ruins of the burned during the suppression of Buddhism in Korea Vaasa temple, built in the XIV century. No less interesting and its modern version, which is located just half a kilometer from the ruins. You should pay attention to the building of the Confucian school Yangju the hyangga, Dating back to the mid-seventeenth century, but rebuilt after the destruction during the Korean war.
Worth a visit and the Observatory “the Song”. It attracts tourists not only astronomical Museum and the exhibition, which is always open for visitors, but also for its location. The Observatory building is situated at altitude 440 m above sea level, you can reach it by funicular. That is, this tour will allow you to see the panorama Continue reading