Nicholas II in Nikolaev
Nicholas II Alexandrovich /Romanov/ (6(18).05.1868 Tsarskoye Selo — 17.08.1918 Ekaterinburg) — last Russian Emperor (1894-1917 gg.), the eldest son of Emperor Alexander III Alexandrovich and Empress Maria Feodorovna. His reign…

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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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How the Japanese celebrate Christmas and what have video games?

Japan is one of the most tolerant in religious countries. Despite the homogeneity of the population (over 98% Japanese), the range of religious denominations: Muslims, Catholics, Orthodox (the first Orthodox Church was erected under the leadership of Archbishop Nicholas of Japan in the late nineteenth century), followers of sects and new religions. More than 80% of the population is Buddhist and Shinto, with many Japanese at the same time profess both. The fact is that, in the sixth century when Buddhism first came to the Japanese archipelago, dominated Shinto, there was quite an open religion, and many Japanese gods, kami, were perceived as incarnations of Buddhas. Today the name of one of the most famous images, many-armed Kannon, is the manufacturer of cameras and cameras. It all eventually significantly affects popular culture in General and video games in particular: the Japanese easily use any religious names, symbols, and paraphernalia to draw heroes, villains, monsters, weapons, clothing and even whole cities, and nobody within Japan will never take offense. Beautiful, unusual and great, no offense.

Japanese friend admits: “when I feel bad, I’m a Buddhist, because I hope that this is my last life and I won’t have to be reborn and suffer Continue reading