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Fathers and sons Korea
  In Korea there is a saying: "Unhappy the girl who will marry the eldest brother in the family". This means that before the end of his days, on all family holidays, it will not…

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Japan is a country obsessed with gastronomy
  Every nation has its unique way of life, their rituals, customs, dances, songs, tales, legends. Eating habits, likes and dislikes, cooking methods and techniques of feeding dishes evolved in each nation for centuries, and…

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Differences from Kisen geisha
  Geisha - the first syllable is "art", the second "man". The first mentions: Kisen - in the beginning of XI century. At the time, they mainly studied music, medicine and clothing. And the role…

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The Culture of Japan: Architecture

the Origin of Japanese architecture. Mounds-tombs of the “kofun”. The mound Goseki Juca in Kobe. Mogilnicki emperors Nintoku and VC. Odzina the Palaces of the rulers of Yamato Viiic. Todaiji temple in Nara. A Shinto Shrine, ISE – prototype of Japanese architecture.

Culture of wooden architecture. The combination of rectangular elements is the basis of Japanese buildings. The principle of horizontality in the development space. Borrowing Chinese architectural tradition. Buddhist temples. The temple of Horyuji – the oldest monument of wooden architecture. Features of the roofs of Buddhist temples. Multi-tier pagoda – a symbol of the inexplicability of heights.

The fusion of architecture and interior design of buildings. Transforming building. The main sanctuary of the Izumo. Style Taisha Shrine.

Features a Shinto temple. “The main Shrine” – the abode of deity. “Hayden” – room for prayers.

Features of Japanese architecture in residential buildings. Architectural style “Shinden-zukuri” (a raised floor). “Fusuma” (wood frame door) – a traditional element of Japanese interior design. Interior style “Seine” (niches). Method “tatami-Wari” (the system of measurements (standards) internal premises).

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Japanese bath: ofuro, Sento and a barrel for health promotion

 

Japan is a country, which to this day does not get tired to amaze us with its originality. If we talk about the people of this country, the first associations that come to mind are responsibility and performance. The culture of the rest of Japan as unusual and interesting. Many have heard about the Japanese gardens of stones, which contain boulders, arranged in a strictly thought-out manner, singly and in groups, and all this in order every citizen could rest both physically and mentally. Also famous are the large orchards of dwarf trees, where the most common tree is the Sakura – cherry.

With the same attention and precision the Japanese are building and planning their abodes. Particular preference is given to the ease of buildings, spaces for light and air screens and versatility of the sliding type. In view of this, we have the conditions that and about caring for her body through water treatments the people of this country are also legible. And it really is not a mere fact. Samurai bath is a pleasant and easy ofuro name, the essence of which, as the name is simple and pleasant.

Japanese bath ofuro

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Interesting peculiarities Japanese cuisine

The kitchen of the people of the country of the Rising Sun is very different from any other cuisines of the world, it is often called the kitchen of centenarians, and not in vain! It is fraught with many secrets, peculiarities and details, which helped her become a model of a real healthy diet.

Japanese cuisine – this is something that is always interesting to try to the tourists who first visited Japan, because she is Asian people for something like French to Europeans – ideal in all respects. And it’s not just the ingredients or the extraordinary taste of dishes, but rather in the philosophy of their cooking and serving to the table.

Through their originality and usefulness of Japanese cuisine hit the spot with people all over the world, if you have never tried anything like this, we really lost a lot. Errors need to be corrected!

So, what are the characteristics of Japanese cuisine that generally includes in its concept and what meals are the most favorite and popular among the Japanese themselves? Let’s find out. Japan is a very old country with rich flora and fauna that since time immemorial has provided locals with a wide variety of products.

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The Secrets of Japanese cuisine

 

D ATA birth of Japanese cuisine is the time when the Japanese began to cultivate rice. According to the legend, he was brought to Japan in the staff of reeds deity of rice, Inari-sama. It happened 2500 years ago. The rice was all: food and money. The chiefs kept it in special barns – Okura. Now in Japan, the Ministry of Finance called Okura-sho, the Ministry of barns.

The cult of rice dictates strict rules for its preparation. The Japanese cook it without any seasoning under cover. There is an old saying: “Even if the baby cries from hunger, the lid is not lifted until the rice is cooked”. Rice (Japanese gohan) means and even “food”. And this is the exact definition of rice because the Japanese know how to make seasonings, sauces, sweets, beer, sake and Shochu. Sake tastes like sherry. Shochu is a strong rice wine, the equivalent of our moonshine.

In ancient Japan it was believed that rice has a soul. And if you treat him poorly, can backfire. In legend, they say, as wealthy and lazy peasants drank sake and had fun. Competing in shooting, they made a target out of rice cakes. The offended soul of the rice turned into a white bird and flew away. After that, the rice fields were neglected, and the people died of hunger. So, according to legend, they were punished for neglecting their main meal.

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Differences from Kisen geisha

 

Geisha – the first syllable is “art”, the second “man”.

The first mentions:

Kisen – in the beginning of XI century. At the time, they mainly studied music, medicine and clothing. And the role played by the court later took razvlekatelniy.

The geisha appeared in the XVII century. And if you primarily in the role of a geisha were men — actors and musicians of the Kabuki theatre, then later the representatives of this profession became women only.

Social status:

Kisen – during the Goryeo and Joseon social status Kisen chanmin was called, it was the lowest grade in the then society, Kisen was equivalent to serf. Status was hereditary, so the daughter Kisen it became too or girls sold into slavery.

The geisha had a fairly high SOC.status among women, the geisha was not only sold to poor women, girls, boys, and girls of noble families. What a talented and iskusstve was geisha the higher SOC.status.

Training:

Kisen studied at the Academy known as Kabani, music styles and tangach soguk, traditional singing, dancing and the singing was done the main focus, as well as poetry, literature, and the ability to conduct secular conversation.

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