Festival of the Steel Phallus in Japan
Last weekend in the Japanese city of Kawasaki hosted the annual festival "Kanamara Matsuri" festival of the Steel Phallus The Japanese carry on their shoulders a portable altar in the…

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The Japanese chef Kiyoshi Hayamizu shared in Minsk the skill of cooking Japanese food
Mr. Kiyoshi Hayamizu, chef from Japan, visited Minsk and presented to the Belarusian chefs master class, dedicated to Japanese cuisine. Traditional Japanese cuisine is a culinary phenomenon with an ancient…

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The Marriage rites and wedding traditions of the peoples of the world

There are a lot of marriage ceremonies and wedding traditions in the world. We decided to introduce you to the most unusual of them. For example, newlyweds in Albania, according to national customs and wedding traditions, the wedding night could not proceed with the execution of marital debt. To fool the evil spirits, the bride had three nights in a row to resist the newly-minted husband exactly as a respectable unmarried girl. Was deceiving spirits and ancient Europeans, however, several other method. In some of the European guests to the wedding dressed as a bride and groom. This was done to ensure that the spirits are unable to see the newlyweds in the crowd, and therefore could not spoil the holiday for them.

The young man in Bulgaria, to be considered a full groom, enough to run Apple in its much-loved darling. Wedding traditions Nicobar Islands had directed the young man to become a slave girl, whom he wanted to marry. During this slavery, which could last up to a year, the bride was determined, if she needs a husband. While in Indonesia, she generally chooses the groom. After three months, if it for any reasons does not suit her, she can choose a new one.

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Japanese new year tradition

Speaking of Japanese traditions, you have to keep in mind that the Japanese did not go systems around the clock and do not honor the national historical values. Although honor! I like that you always have the choice of style in almost any situation: a cabin on a passenger ferry from South to North can be European-style (bed) or Japanese (tatami and futon), tea at the restaurant – black English or any Japanese, as is the case with the interiors, toys, kitchenware – practically with everything. In this case, if we take, for example, a large firm, which is engaged in any conservative activity, or major holiday – there will likely prefer a traditional Japanese style of etiquette, customs and gifts. And no one will confuse what is European and what is Japanese.

The tradition of presenting Christmas gifts is also two immiscible stream: “Christmas gift” and the traditional Japanese greetings. Caps of Santa Claus boots with sweets – this in bulk, but always and everywhere there will be the opportunity to sign Japanese postcard, as expected, and to choose befitting etiquette, Japanese gift. I have no Japanese hangouts (sounds crazy, but such a life is also possible), so I never received nor sent such greetings myself, so may not know Continue reading