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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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The Tradition of celebrating New year in Japan

Before the New year is only a few days. In anticipation of the holidays and new year holidays I would like to tell our readers about the features of this holiday in Japan.

New year for the Japanese — one of the most important holidays of the year. During the new year holidays in Japan, there are Christmas holidays, from approximately December 28-29 January 4-5, depending on the company. Most public and commercial institutions of Japan are officially unemployed in this period. During the Christmas holidays, many Japanese people go to their homes to see relatives and celebrate with them the New year, some go on a holiday abroad, for example, in Europe, or meet the holidays at home with family.

In late December, on the eve of New year, Japanese people have many worries. First, it is accepted to remove not only their homes, but also many companies conduct General cleaning in the offices in the last days of the company’s work before the Christmas holidays. The rules need to not only get rid of debris, but also from clutter.

One of the very important rituals in Japan is the training and sending new year greeting cards – nengajo . On nengajou usually depicts the symbol of the coming year on the Eastern calendar, Continue reading

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Eastern New year in Korea
In Korea the New year has always been a very important holiday (Eastern New year, of course, according to the lunar calendar). It sought all day to spend at home,…

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