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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;
Each country, culture is unique because unlike other. It is this feature that makes international travel so attractive. Each country has its own peculiarities, and, for example, what is allowed in Germany, severely punished in China.
Etiquette is the silent language by which you can tell a lot and understand a lot, if you know how to see. Etiquette cannot be substituted. Conversing with a foreigner, sometimes it is difficult to explain how you feel about him and what he says. But if you own etiquette, your silence, gestures, intonation will speak louder than words. By external style to keep abroad are judged not only on the person, but also about the country he represents. The tradition of the business community, conducting business and social meetings, conversational phrases, gifts, manners, table manners, dress codes – the answers to these and many other questions will provide students with this program.
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Wedding traditions from different countries very different from each other. Of course, there are widespread items such as wedding rings or white dresses. Even in one country there may be variation, depending on ethnicity, culture and religious beliefs. But, as they did not differ, all practices reflect the sociality of the people, their desire to support each other for the prosperity of the entire human society with its basic unit – the family. Offer to go to different countries and see how different wedding traditions.
Bride in white from head to toe, including the face. She is dressed in a white kimono with a white hood that the bride should wear as a veil to hide the “horns of jealousy” from the groom’s mother. He, by the way, wearing a kimono of black silk. During the exchange of vows the groom and bride their families look at each other. 9 times, the couple drink sake, to demonstrate his desire to try to achieve harmony in marriage. Families also drink sake then the father of the bride is distinguished members of the families to each other. Later the bride to change kimonos in red or wear a Western wedding dress for fun and games
Wedding French Canadians
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