is undoubtedly unique, incomparable and absolutely mysterious country, which is second in the world is almost impossible to find. And it’s not just her rich and ancient heritage – in itself, Japan is a great Museum.
There is a common phrase: “Japan is a country of contrasts”, and it is not just words. Here temples coexist with modern life, they do not disrupt the General flow and form a single whole.
The Japanese have a great love and reverence is Sakura. April in Japan is Hanami-party – holiday-festival admiring the cherry blossoms. It begins in the capital, and then continues in other Japanese cities and towns.
Before the beginning of cherry blossom in Tokyo, a special staff of 40-50 people. The headquarters is located in the spacious office and constantly receives information about suzutani Sakura, coming from the public.In transport, on the streets, in shops, anywhere and everywhere there are posters with pictures of unopened buds of Sakura. All are invited to a feast of cherry blossom!
Autumn in Japan – an event that cannot be missed!
Momiji – Japanese maple. For people red maple leaves in October no less important than the time of cherry blossom in the spring. Many specifically take leave at this time – peacefully breathe in the autumn air with a hint of sadness, to wander in the parks Continue reading
Japan is known for its abundance of tradition, here and new year’s holidays was not an exception. Want to know what are the traditions of New year in Japan happened in the past and have now? Then please read on.
Honored traditions of Japan’s past
New year looking forward and honored in Japan. It is a celebration of the holidays, although we can not say that it is celebrated noisily and in a big way. Such intensity not characteristic of the inhabitants of the land of the Rising Sun. Everything happens simply and modestly. The Japanese have learned and European customs of the New year – to celebrate the holiday on the night of 31 December to first of January, but they hold sacred their ancient traditions .
The main attribute of the Japanese New year is kadomatsu – “pine at the entrance”. The Japanese way to welcome the deity of the New year Toshigami. Also the Japanese be sure to pull the rope in front of the house. They believe that the evil spirit will not be able to enter their home and harm them. Keep the well-being of the house of arrows Hama, which detailed the Japanese are reserved in advance.
At 12 am start to ring the bells of the temples. Velvet sounds Continue reading
Wedding is one of the most important holidays in a person’s life, and each pair during this event tries to stick to wedding traditions and the customs of his people. Best of all traditions know, older people, adults in the family, so young, doing the preparation for the celebration, ask questions to them. But also today there are books dedicated to the wedding traditions of different peoples, and abstracts distributed for free on the Internet.
For example, the Spaniards have a custom of watering the bride syrup – it symbolizes the sweet share. And before the wedding ceremony the bride and groom tied to the hand of the flower – whose flower is going to wilt first, and he will be the head of the family.
As you know, in most countries of the world before your wedding reception it is customary that the couple visited the Church – by the way, this is evidenced by the numerous books and essays on religion. Now, in England, when the bride goes to the Church ahead of her runs girl and throwing flowers on the ground. They symbolize a happy life, filled with flowers. And English brides dress is attached to a small horseshoe for good luck.
In Thailand it is customary that an elderly couple were preparing bedrooms for newlyweds. They clean the room, laid out beautifully on the shelves books, abstracts, Continue reading