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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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National traditions of Korean art

The Magic of precious colors

Saint-Petersburg state Institute of painting, sculpture and architecture named after I. E. Repin – the real smithy of the arts. Exhibition of works of the Volgograd artists, graduates of the famous “repinka”, dedicated to the 65th anniversary of the Volgograd regional organization of the Union of artists of Russia and the 240-th anniversary of the Imperial Academy of arts.

Among the great people from the Regal walls of the building on the embankment of Vasilyevsky island – V. Surikov, A. Kuindzhi, V. Vereshchagin, V. Polenov, I. Shishkin, V. Vasnetsov, M. Vrubel, M. Antokolsky and dozens of other equally well-known. Even in Volgograd the names of former students of the Academy of arts. This man of international renown Andrey Vystropova, and painter Sergey Krylov, whose works evoke a permanent interest to a wide audience, Volgograd and sculptors Lev Maistrenko and Viktor Fetisov, and art historians Tatiana Gafar, Natalia Ushakova, Valery Kiselyov, Director of the Volgograd Museum of fine arts Tatyana Dodin, and our most famous graphic artists Vladimir Ivanov and the late Alexander Legenchenko. Yes all and not to list. Although they undoubtedly merit the attention and did much to ensure that in Volgograd there Continue reading

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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The Culture of Japanese tattoos
Japanese kind of tattoo seems to be the most complex and mysterious. His story is also interesting and surprising in its diversity. According to historical sources, the art of body…

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10 most unique and beautiful places in Asia
1. Gujarat, India Country's largest producer of cotton and salt, Gujarat is the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi. In 2005 and 2006 heavy monsoons caused severe flooding, which killed more…

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Seminar on Hapkido in Daugavpils.
We invite everyone to the seminar on applied technique of HAPKIDO (Sin Moo).Classes will be held in a wrestling hall of stadium "Builder". Primary traveler information about Hapkido. In Hapkido…

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