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Coming of age Celebrations in Japan

Every year on the second Monday of January, Japan celebrates coming of age Day (Seijin no Hi), in 2010 the celebration was on January 11.

It is a public holiday. It is a public holiday.

Coming of age in Japan in 20 years comes. Under Japanese law, from that moment young people have the right to participate in elections, bear full responsibility before the law, they are subject to labour legislation, the right to enter into banking and commercial transactions, to conduct real estate transactions, purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products.

It is believed that the first day of age was observed in Japan in the year 714. Then the young Prince, the heir to the throne, on the recommendation of the priests changed the hairstyle and the shape of the garment, noting its entry in the adult age.

Until the mid-nineteenth century boys and girls become adults at different times. In a series of Shinto rites this ceremony was called genpuku, which roughly meant “new hairstyle”. The boy aged 10 to 16 years shaved off the curls over the forehead and tie the remaining hair in a pigtail, ukladyvaya on the crown. It was a hairstyle (eboshi) adult male, samurai. At the same time the boy children changed the name to adult. For girls Continue reading

Cooking homemade meals in Japanese cuisine

Japanese pork cutlet Tonkatsu

Japanese cuisine is famous for its unusual dishes of meat. Today I offer the recipe of one of the many Japanese dishes, the pork cutlet Tonkatsu with step by step cooking. I think you’ll like the meat.

Chicken fillets in Japanese sauce with soy and honey

About Japanese cuisine

Japanese cuisine holds a special place in most quadrupeds restoran. Japanese cuisine is an art with which one can create culinary still life on the platter, and the creative ability to make beautiful and to present any dish. There is viskazivanie: “do Not create, but find and discover” is the General rule followed by all known Japanese and simple cooks. Japanese food is simple, and each chef is always striving to look and especially taste of Japanese cuisine last longer retains original and useful properties of the products. Cooking raw fish in Japanese cuisine, for example, is limited to skilled and accurate cutting fish into slices and decorated and beautiful location it on the plate.

Especially Japanese cuisine:

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Daily life in Japanese

To begin with, than go in. Go in a literal sense. The fact is that when entering a Japanese house, you can find your step in the hallway – genkan – this nut decided to leave their street shoes and wear Slippers.

Surappa

There are ordinary Slippers – suippe, in recent years, more Japanese people prefer to walk at home in Slippers, European style, although even before the Second World war and the early postwar years at home wore Japanese tabi socks *in most cases – white only* or went barefoot.

Tore surappa

There is another, very special kind of house shoes in Japanese – is a special “toilet Slippers” – toire surappa. They will be waiting for you at the entrance to the Japanese bath or the toilet. The mechanism here is the following: go to the toilet – change ordinary on toilet Slippers, out – perform the reverse procedure. These Slippers are usually made of plastic or rubber, but sometimes there are “soft top”, but still rubberized inside. If in the Japanese store you have to choose Slippers, you can easily understand which one is “toilet”. This “trick of disguise” has several goals – first, so it will be more hygienic. And secondly, the surrounding without words you will understand, Continue reading

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