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The great mystery of Japanese culture
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.
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.
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;
In Korea it is customary respect for elders. Accordingly, to speak to all people you encounter in certain situations, it is necessary, depending on their social status, using a rather complicated system of special appeals. On behalf of the Koreans actually call each other very rarely.
Korea is generally a very friendly country, where all relate to each other politely and carefully. So, if your head is in the subway or the train wearily and sleepily leaned on the shoulder of a neighbor, there’s no way he won’t bother you. If you get lost – any of the people around will gladly help you go on your own route or subway line, will point the way, tell me who to contact in case of problems.
This feature of the people seen in the service sector, where in any institution you will definitely get some pleasant bonus. For example, when buying fruit you will believe something as a gift. Therefore, to travel in Korea very nice, comfortable and safe.
This contributes to the developed and convenient transportation system of the country. All the inscriptions are duplicated in English. To save you can buy a special transport card. But in the cities you can ride a Bicycle, for which there are Parking lots everywhere. Bicycle rental is easy and fast.
Southwest Asia is a geographic region that includes, from a geographical point of view, the Caucasus, Kopet-Dagh, Asia minor, Armenian and Iranian plateau, Mesopotamia, Arabian Peninsula and Levant, and from a political point of view, three regions — the middle East (without Africa), Middle East and Transcaucasia (South Caucasus). While the Arabian Peninsula and Mesopotamia combined into southwest Asia.
A large part of Western Asia is filled by the mountain structures of the Alpine geosynclinal region, continued mountain building in southern Europe. In relief they are expressed in the form of uplands with relatively raised peripheral circuits and the lowering of the inland plateau. In the South to them prichlenyaet Arabian-Syria block representing a part of the African platform. The Arabian region in all respects is closer to Northern Africa than to the rest of Asia.
West Asia can be called a kind of “cradle of world civilization” Diverse peoples that were part of Sumer, Babylon, Assyria and other States, due to the geographical location was in contact with the Asian mainland. and South East Asia, and Cretan-Mycenaean world. That is why, a number of artistic discoveries of antiquity became the heritage of many countries.
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