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Japan: the country, people, traditions

The country is a mystery .Far from the East of Europe there is a country that holds many mysteries. It’s Japan. No one really can answer, where did its people, had its myths, as was its ancient traditions and why they are so sacred to this day. silkworms. They hunted and did fishing.

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Man. III– VI centuries.

Japan is a country consisting of Islands. Closest to Asia – Kyushu, up to 200 kilometers. In ancient times there was only accessible by ship. With him it and began the settlement of the Islands by the people of Mongoloid origin. People settled in small groups, mostly along the coast and along rivers. Most lived in simple shelters, even the rulers dwelt in thatched houses, where the posts and beams were fastened with ropes of vines. The main food was rice, which were able to produce vodka and sake. The Japanese knew spinning and weaving, cultivating mulberry trees for rearing

The largest island of Japan, Honshu. Since the beginning of our era, it gradually settled by immigrants of Korea and then China. They really enjoyed the mild climate of plains, abundance of flowers and trees, the fertility of the soil. They brought with Continue reading

Top 10 most unusual ways of greeting

Travellers wishing to explore the traditional methods of greeting different nationalities and tribes, must be ready for anything. Not to be trapped, we bring you 10 most unusual ways of greeting.

New Zealand

Any tourist who arrived in New Zealand, faced with the traditional greeting of the indigenous Maori people called “hongs”. According to the ancient tradition, when two people they need to touch or RUB each other noses. This symbolic act is called “ha” or “breath of life” and, according to the beliefs, it comes directly from God.

The Council . In case of lack of experience, do not close eyes to monitor your distance, otherwise you will find yourself in an awkward situation.

In any other point of the globe protruding tongue can be seen as a sign of disrespect and insults, but not in Tibet. Custom show languages appeared in the 9th century during the reign of the evil king lang Darma, who had a black tongue. After his death, the villagers feared that he may move into another person’s body, so everyone started to greet each other with his tongue, a sign that they are not evil. This tradition has been preserved and is often accompanied by crossing hands on his chest.

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Japanese cuisine

The basis of Japanese cuisine is that plant foods — rice vegetables, fish, marine products. Also the Japanese love beef, pork, lamb and poultry.

Favorite food is rice. Typically, the cooked unsalted rice, so it is served spicy or salty seasonings astrologie.

Among vegetables cabbage is widely used, including very large quantities of sea cucumbers, radishes, turnips, eggplants, potatoes, soybeans, various types of beans often sprout before they are eaten.

Many national dishes are prepared from products of the sea: shellfish, sea cucumber, squid, octopus, crabs, shrimp, seaweed.

Great importance in the diet of Japanese have bean products – tofu, and miso. Tofu – a bean cheese, consisting mainly of soy protein and in appearance resembles curd. Miso – a semi-solid mass prepared from boiled and crushed soy beans, which for fermentation yeast is added. Miso goes for preparation various soups.

For preparation of the second dishes often used in various fish and pasta. Very popular rice cakes mochi . norimaki the cakes of rice dough with slices of raw fish, wrapped in dried vodorosli.

Most of the Japanese national dishes, always served with various spicy seasonings, which are prepared from radish, Continue reading

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