A-PODAROK - porcelain and Handicrafts Korea
Online gallery of arts and crafts Korea Antique Alive presents exquisite works of arts created by renowned artists of Korea, reviving Asian artistic traditions passed down from generation to generation…

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Exhibition of Contemporary Korean Art. St. Petersburg
From 18 to 24 August 2007 in the Central exhibition hall "Manege" will be held exhibition of contemporary Korean art "St. Petersburg – Daegu 2007". In formed of paintings, drawings…

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A-PODAROK – porcelain and Handicrafts Korea

Online gallery of arts and crafts Korea Antique Alive presents exquisite works of arts created by renowned artists of Korea, reviving Asian artistic traditions passed down from generation to generation for thousands of years.

Korean artisans have achieved outstanding success in the aesthetic of traditional Asian art, demonstrating modest natural beauty with an almost complete absence of affectation and artificiality in an elegant and graceful forms.

Antique Alive project provides the opportunity to meet with the great masters of the arts of Korea, developing and preserving for future generations the tradition of Asian art, passed down from generation to generation for several millennia. Antique Alive is dedicated to providing the site visitors the opportunity to buy their gorgeous creations, works of artisans, interior decoration and unique gifts from Korea in an online gallery and the gift shop of Antique Alive.

Antique Alive presents are performed manually by experienced craftsmen Korea

Craftsmen Korea – creators of unique outstanding aesthetic achievements in the Eastern tradition in the areas of art, such as ceramics, seladon porcelain . blue and white porcelain, mother of pearl inlay, lacquer work, sculptures of Buddha, Continue reading

Presentation on Japan – culture, customs, traditions and download for free without registration

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The text for the presentation slides “Japanese Culture”

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The great mystery of Japanese culture

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The culture of Japan is as old as the island nation itself. And the same mysterious, like the morning sun that rises over the land of the brave and wise people.

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Features of the development of Japanese culture

isolated geographical position;

the influence of Asian cultures (China, Korea);

harsh climatic conditions and life-threatening natural phenomena.

All this has developed persistent national character of the Japanese, which is reflected in literature, painting, and especially in architecture and landscape design.

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Some of the stages of development of culture of Japan

The Jomon – 10 thousand years BC – ceramics, female figurines and Dogu decoration;

Kofun – IV – VI centuries BC – culture mounds,sculpture, haniwa, cults, Taika reforms, a code of laws;
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Christmas traditions of different Nations

Want to celebrate the New year in a new, more interesting and more original than ever? It may be wise to use this idea for the customs and traditions of other peoples? Not proceed according to strictly specified rules, do not try to limit the style of one country, connect your imagination and sense of humor, and then the new year’s eve can turn into a night trip around the world.

The Bulgarians, following old traditions, always celebrate New year at home. With the twelfth stroke of the clock all homes for three minutes in darkness: the time of new year’s kiss replacing the toast. “Pause kisses” – the tradition of easy, a great way to avoid tedious and lengthy toasts, the need to write any special words.

The British used to order gifts in the letters addressed to Father Christmas (Father Christmas) that will be burned in the fireplace, and the smoke from the chimney all of these requests go directly to the destination. In the family circle the ceremony of distributing gifts even now often takes place in accordance with ancient tradition by drawing lots.

In Scotland there is a symbolic custom of burning the Old year and the opening of the road for a New: on the eve of setting fire to a barrel of resin and a fun crowd wheeled her through the streets. When the time is approaching twelve, the master of the house silently opens the front Continue reading

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