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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 painting was introduced into Japan from China. Although many are of the opinion that this legacy of the Ainu, inhabiting the island of Japan. That is, it is far more ancient than is commonly believed.

The first mention of tattoos in Japan is in the Chronicles in San cuochi where Chinese travellers say that to know Japan painted their faces with the amazing images that distinguish them from ordinary people. The Japanese also there is an amazing legend about Jimmy Emperor (660-585 BC), who managed to conquer the beauty Sanitatary your awesome tattoos in honor of whom she later even wrote a poem.

There are two types of Japanese tattoos – irezumi and Gaman. In Japanese, “jireh” means “to inject” and “zumi.” – ink. This style of tattoos showed Continue reading

Architecture of North Korea

Typical traditional Korean architecture were two main styles: a Palace-temple which has been formed under the strong influence of Chinese canons, and folk — the building of houses for ordinary people, who had many local varieties. Ancient architects who built palaces and temples, borrowed a system of beams and supports the Chinese. For residential buildings of ordinary people were characterized by thatched roofs and under floor heating system, ondol. Rich people built large houses with elegantly curved tiled roofs ended at the end slightly raised eaves. Great value in architecture was given to the natural landscape. So, many Buddhist monasteries scattered throughout the country, usually built in the mountains, perfectly blending into the surrounding landscape. A place for building only then was considered appropriate, when opened from there the corresponding view of the “mountains and water”.

Architectural symbols of modern North Korea are the Mansudae Theatre, people’s Palace of studies, the Palace of congresses Mansudae, the Palace of pioneers and schoolchildren, the Museum of the Korean revolution and the 105-storey hotel «Rougon” in Pyongyang.

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5 reasons to visit Japan

Japan — “land of the rising sun”. It is striking in its history, traditions, way of life. Reasons to visit her a lot, but perhaps I’ll try to name five basic.

Japan is rich in its traditions and customs, so to list them all is impossible. For many years in Japan brought a sense of beauty, which became a kind of religious worship beauty. Hence, such traditions as: khans — admiring flowers; tsukimi dreams of becoming — admiring the moon; ukemi — admiring the snow. The Japanese themselves feel that their sense of beauty, which is transmitted from generation to generation, is property of the Japanese people that foreigners can only admire.

Traditional tea ceremony (oil) belongs to the unique arts and customs. Oil – strictly painted ritual involving tea master who brews tea and pours it, and those who are present at the same time and then drink. In Japan there are many forms of tea ceremony, however, strictly established only a few: night tea, tea at sunrise, evening tea, morning tea, afternoon tea, special tea.

Sakura — the symbol of Japan and Japanese culture. Image of flower is used everywhere: on hats students and the military, the coins are in denominations of 100 yen, on the arms of the police and armed forces. Sakura is also the symbol of feminine beauty and youth.

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Landmarks of Asia
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Japan: the territory business
According to official data, about 500 Russians has been about 15 years doing business in Japan. The Japanese "miracle" that raised the country from ruins, and the country is experiencing…

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Gross national income of Japan, 1970-2013
For the period 1970-2013, the national income of Japan increased by 4870.4 billion. or in 24.3 times to 5079.1 billion. the change occurred at 47.1 billion. by increasing population of…

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