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Millions of people around the world, one way or another, daily use equipment produced in this small but incredibly developed country. South Korea famous for high-tech companies such as KIA, Daewoo, LG, Samsung and Hyundai, which provide us a cheap, quality and reliable equipment, from batteries to cars. Meanwhile, few of us can boast a vast knowledge about this country, which is also referred to as the “hermit Kingdom” and “Land of the morning calm.” The history of this country has over 5000 years, but by the people of the Republic of Korea cherish the legend that the state was founded by the son of the woman-bear, and the celestial by Dangun in 2333 BC
North and South Korea
The division of Korea happened in 1945, when they signed the Soviet-American Treaty about the division of spheres of influence. While under “the watchful eye” of the USSR was the Northern part of the country, where accelerated tempo was built communism, and influenced United States – South. Meanwhile, despite such a long separation reliable border, the populations of both countries, and South and North Korea and do not take each other for independent Continue reading
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
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