Characteristics of tourism in Japan
Orient has always attracted people with its mystery, rich culture, interesting traditions and remarkable architecture. Every year a large number of fans of tourism stretches East to enjoy the sights…

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Customs and traditions of Japan
Catherine has been living in Japan. In one of the local universities, she teaches English. In General, the language she teaches adults, children, and even, as she admits, her dog.…

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FESTIVAL OF STRENGTH AND COURAGE

An integral part of the tradition of any nation is the glorification of the relics of his warriors, defenders of ancestral lands, the keepers of the hearth. The birth of a child is always a great joy for parents, but the boy appeared in the family – a subject of special pride. He will be the heir in the male line, will be the mainstay of the elderly mother and father.

Long ago a man in a Japanese family was the head, it depended on the welfare of family and friends, he was a tactician and strategist not only on the battlefield, but in civilian life. Today it is not so clear, however, the tradition of celebrating Boys ‘ Day (tango but sekku Celebration of the first day of the Horse) on the fifth day of the fifth month, i.e. the 5th of may, remains the same, as the attributes of this wonderful holiday.

In ancient China, during the reign of the Han dynasty ( III century BC – III century ad) originated the custom to gather herbs and wormwood ritual dolls. The rite was aimed at ensuring prosperity at home, and that child grew up strong and healthy.

In Japan the ritual penetrated in the first century ad and for a long time was not fixed by date. Only in the seventh century this day was celebrated on 5th day of 5 month of the lunar calendar. It was a very busy time of the year in agriculture: major Continue reading

New year in South Korea

Koreans with a special thrill each the holiday and try to make it beautiful, bright and fun. South Korea — this is a country where holidays are valued and are able to carry out nicely. Not surprisingly, traditional for the country of morning freshness Oriental New year, in the process of globalization has added another Western winter celebrations.

New year in South Korea is celebrated twice — first on the solar calendar (i.e. in the night of 31 December to 1 January) and then lunar (usually in February). But if the “Western” New year in the land of morning calm has no symbolic load, the traditional New year according to the lunar calendar in South Korea is of special importance.

New year in Korea begins with a Catholic Christmas. As in Europe, Koreans dress up a Christmas tree, and prepare a variety of cards and gifts for family, relatives, friends and colleagues. It should be noted that Christmas celebrations in South Korea are even brighter than the calendar New year which is celebrated very formally. These days in the land of morning calm are perceived more as a rare weekend than festive. Therefore, all eager to escape to his hometown to visit his parents or just relax outside the city, for example, in the mountains. By the way, even there is an interesting mountain route which allows Continue reading

How I ate a dog: a Journey in North Korea and South Korea

In the summer of 2013 Evgeny Konovalov spent six months in North Korea, and six months later went to South Korea and compared their impressions. About the strangeness of people’s culture on both sides of the border, the Juche ideology and experience of eating dog he agreed to tell the editorial staff FURFUR.

Evgeny Konovalov

student, traveler

In North Korea we three went: my friends held in North Korea for 44 days, I — for a day longer. Before the trip I could agree to live there for six months. It is now unlikely, too wild were the conditions in North Korea.

I am from Komsomolsk-on-Amur and class with ninth trip to the Far East. Used all the time to be light and in straitened circumstances — in North Korea it helped me. The climates of the Far East and Korea are alike: summer is very hot and humid, just under 100 percent. But most of all I regretted that hadn’t brought an umbrella: almost every day there were seasonal rains that blur all around.

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In North Korea the exchange students can get, but it’s not easy. It is necessary that the universities signed the agreement and between their countries established diplomatic relations — Russia has with North Continue reading

The Population of South Korea.
The population of South Korea is over 48 million people. National structure: Koreans (99%); other Nations (Chinese, Filipinos, Thais, Vietnamese, Americans). Koreans believe that they are descendents of Altaic or…

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Tours in yangju, Korea
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…

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