The Karakalpaks and other peoples of Central Asia, have their own customs and traditions. Many of them are rooted in antiquity and originated in the pagan cultures of the Saka nomads, the Pechenegs, the Oghuz. Of course, most belong to the later Islamic culture, but at the same time retain some elements of pagan cultures.
The Karakalpaks have unique customs and rules of conduct on family and community meals, which are strictly followed so far. Like most Eastern Nations, Karakalpaks eat food, according to tradition, sitting on the floor around a tablecloth or tablecloth. Solid food is eaten with the fingers, the broth is served separately in a bowl or Cup. Before the meal pour water on the hands, and then give water to drain with hands. Not supposed to shake the water off the hands after washing, because the spray can get into the food. According to the custom of the first starts are senior in age or position a family member or guest. When the house came the guest, was served with sour milk or buttermilk. The custom of drinking tea began to spread in Karakalpakstan, as well as throughout Central Asia, only by the early Continue reading
Appeared in the early XX century is the antithesis of “Japanese — Western” is present in all cultural studies about Japan. It is not only the leitmotif of the research, but also methodological imperative, mandating the need for a completely new, different from existing in modern science methods for the study and analysis of culture.
In the early 30-ies there appeared a book by Bruno Taut, German architect “Houses and people of Japan”. Which is a massive slice of Japanese culture of the period.
Great value represented also grade, Embry and teamwork “Village Japan”. In these works gives a comprehensive picture of the life of rural Japan’s population in certain age.
In 60-ies of the domestic researcher A. S. Arutyunov was published the book “the Modern life of the Japanese.”
Studies that discussed the historical aspect of the change in one cultural phenomenon — in shelter, clothing or agriculture, very much. First of all, it studies the Japanese themselves. Japanese ethnographic science, we can identify several Continue reading