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Festival in South Korea

In light of the political events that are now taking place between two countries with common roots, of course, strange sounding words about the holidays and festivals. But life always takes its toll: I hope that peace on earth ancient Joseon still will.

Long ago, in the late second Millennium BC, in the territory of the Korean Peninsula was an ancient state, which was called Joseon. As time passed, the state split into three tribal unions, which formed three other States – Silla, Goguryeo and Pekche.

In those ancient times of war between countries over the best land were not uncommon. It took a lot of time, and in 1392 the ruling Goryeo dynasty was replaced by the no less influential Joseon dynasty, which ruled until 1910. In the miserable year the country became a Japanese colony.

But it was not the last bowl of the adversity that befell a small country. After the Second world war, Korea had become a bargaining chip between Japan and the USSR. Then formed two new Korean States, the Republic of Korea and the DPRK. Each of them had its own path of development.

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Asia

Among other parts of the world Asia stands out the most contrast for height relief. Here are the highest on Earth, mountain ranges and greatest plateau, lowland extensive and deepest continental depression. Such a relief – the result of a long history of development of the Eurasian landmass.

The oldest sections of the Asian land mass, as on other continents, is represented by Precambrian platforms. But unlike other continents, which were formed around a nucleus of an ancient platform, in Asia there are several such cores. In the North – that the Siberian, on the East – a Chinese platform. South Asia is also highlighted between the Indostan and the Arabian platform, which are “strangers”. This is part of ancient Gondwana, and later joined the Eurasian lithospheric plate.

Unlike the ancient Asian European sustainable platform more mobile. They experienced vertical tectonic movements on deep faults. As a consequence, plain, formed on these platforms, the exalted. The Central plateau – the highest among similar types of plains. The relatively flat plains of the Arabian Peninsula and the Indian subcontinent have raised edges. For the great China plain characterized by dissected.

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Jewelry Japan

A variety of interesting cultural phenomena of the history of Japan is not so rich in the traditions of jewelry art. According to archaeological research, a gold ring, belonging to the sixth century of our era, is losing popularity to the eighth century and only in the mid-nineteenth century jewel found among the ornaments of the rich Japanese women, which she wears with a kimono. By the end of the nineteenth century created the production, which will become a symbol of Japanese art jewelry – Mikimoto pearls.

In all these periods, of course, in Japan there were different types of jewelry, but the usual in our understanding of the style. Kanzashi and combs for the hair, fans. cords-braids, kumihimo. netsuke, oblong wooden buttons. Of course, these decorations have no equivalent in Western culture jewelry production.

One of the first types of jewelry Western character, which took in Japan, became a brooch, not because its worn directly on your body. All for the same reason, because of the reluctance to “change” your body, it is very difficult earrings were made location among Japanese women, and nowadays not so often that you meet Japanese women with pierced ears.

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