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.
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One of the biggest surprises for any native of the former Soviet Union will most likely be that the so-called Korean carrots is not Korean cuisine. It is believed that the carrot salad originated in the USSR as forced replacement of the main local dish — kimchi. Being unable to get a cabbage that is necessary for making real kimchi, Soviet Koreans used different substitutes and finally settled on carrots and garlic. In modern Korea, kimchi is first and foremost a special way fermented cabbage seasoned with ground red pepper. Invented when some poor peasants way of preserving quickly spread among all social classes — ancient texts suggest that kimchi was served at the Royal court in the fifteenth century. To try this dish today, you do not need to order it in a restaurant, especially in the menu it is not there. The popularity of kimchi is so high that all points of public catering, except, perhaps, “McDonald’s”, it is served on the table before the visitor has time to make the order. While kimchi is never included in the bill, and at a time when the visitor finishes the last cabbage leaf, fermented in a red pepper, it will put a new batch.
The weapon is food
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1. Korea is a very safe country. A girl can not be afraid to walk at night for the sleeping area alone.
2. Cases of major crimes, like murder, are attributed to unprecedented and weeks reported in the local news.
3. The best time to visit Korea is spring, when the cherry blossoms bloom, and autumn, when yellow leaves on the trees. Winter is very cold and windy, summer is hot, humid and rainy.
4. The country is very small, therefore civilization has penetrated all corners of her. In Korea it is impossible to get lost, and it is really the remotest villages here.
5. The most popular sport in Korea is baseball. It is played by everyone, young and old, a baseball bat, almost everyone. At baseball games, especially the large ones – are always sold out.
6. On the second place in popularity is Golf. It is played by men of middle age. And having reached old age, all the Koreans go to the mountains.
7. Hiking is a favorite pastime for Koreans. They can get up at 8 in the morning after a wild drinking and still climb the mountain.
8. 90% of Koreans are short-sighted and have to wear glasses or contact lenses. Wear glasses during my childhood that unwittingly creates the impression that they are born with poor vision.
9. All Koreans use Internet Explorer. Continue reading