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
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
Sacred Asia: traditions and stories
Sacred Asia: traditions and stories
West is West, East is East
and with the place they will go,
until you see the Sky with the Earth
terrible on the Court of the Lord.
But there is no East and West no —
what tribe, country, race,
when a strong man strong face to face
at the edge of the earth rises?
Having lived in India for a total of five years, the last three years, leaving only for visas to Nepal and Sri Lanka, I essentially ran out for itself a space in the sense of “call to awareness”. Interaction with teachers of high level, many of which had world-wide fame, became a kind of everyday activity, and personal practice of yoga brought to “spiritual perfection” if such a combination is appropriate. But here we are not talking about my “personal achievements” but rather a more extended space in which I spent two years after he left India. My plans included quite deliberately to focus on Indochina, before I get in China. The center of travel was Thailand, around which were described several circles, covering neighboring countries: Indonesia – Malaysia – Cambodia – Laos – Vietnam – China and return to Thailand after each small circle. Continue reading