Children's Day in Japan
Children in Japan are very sensitive and up to a certain age are considered heavenly creatures, therefore, celebrate the days of children formally three times a year. In early may,…

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Interesting facts about Japan
Japan — the land of the rising sun. The population of Japan is not the largest (127 million people), but it allows her to take tenth place in population. We…

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Japan: the national cuisine of Japan

Japanese cuisine is one of the most original and unique in the world. Japanese food is very simple, thermal processing is minimal, and maximum attention is paid to the preservation of the natural appearance and taste of the product. Often the preparation is as simple as cutting the product, without any processing, mixing in one dish large number of ingredients also. Another feature characteristic of the ritualism of the process of absorption of food – not only that, the menu is bound to vary depending on the time of year and the abundance of rules of conduct at the table and handling the units are usually baffled most Europeans.

The basis of Japanese cuisine – fried rice, which is absolutely not salted, but is accompanied by various sauces and condiments. It is served in a separate bowl, almost all dishes as a garnish, and is often used as an independent meal, varying the taste by using spices. The most popular dish of rice, no doubt, “sushi” (“sushi”) – rice balls-rolls with different fillings (over 200 species), and rice balls “onigiri” or rice cakes “mochi”. Not less popular rice a special kind of noodle made from buckwheat flour – “soba” (“sobo”), which serves both cold and hot, fried and boiled in broth and with vegetables. Continue reading

Wedding customs in different parts of the world

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

About soba noodles

The translation of the Japanese word “soba ” (そば) is much closer and znakomie all of us than you can imagine. “Soba” translates to buckwheat – the crop of the native and understandable. It is not necessary, however, to think that the Japanese once again encroached on our national heritage: apparently, the buckwheat, which was first cultivated in India, came to Japan for several thousand years before the Byzantines were acquainted with this plant Rus.

The same word “soba” the Japanese call and the noodles are made from buckwheat flour: you’ve probably all heard, and possibly seen on sale, and now ask myself – what is so amazing to be in this very ordinary noodles.

Exactly, amazing. Because soba – unusual noodles.

Apparently, the tradition of eating buckwheat noodles originated in ancient times, but finally blossomed in medieval Edo (as it was then called Tokyo): there were concentrated the most affluent members of Japanese society who could afford to eat every day is not cheap in those days white rice. An unpleasant consequence of this privilege was the disease beriberi, caused by deficiency of vitamin B1. It’s not very Continue reading