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Summer festivals of Japan

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Inga Esipova long worked as a journalist in Chita – many remember its publication in the newspaper “Extra” in the regional Supplement to the “Arguments and facts”. A few years ago she went to Japan, where he lives until now. Of course, Inga misses and Chita, and in journalistic work, and therefore easily and immediately agreed to cooperate with the news Agency “Chita”, talking primarily about Japan.

Tanabata today Mushi, the Japanese sigh. Indeed, a little too hot for folk festivals: a plus 30 and 100% humidity, which is air instead of steam stifling, and the body instantly covered in sweat. But this is the rainy season, not to cancel the same because of him the traditional summer holidays.

Tanabata Matsuri is one of the holidays numbers, borrowed (like almost all the other basics of life) by the Japanese from the Chinese. It is celebrated 07.07. – and before that even 03.03. – the holiday girls, and 05.05. – the holiday boys. In honor of Tanabata houses are decorated with long stalks of bamboo, to which they tie the ribbons to make a wish.

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Asian food comes

Asian cuisine has long been loved by many gourmets, Chinese and Japanese dishes can be found on the menu of most cafés and restaurants in the world, but recently gaining increasing popularity spicy and rich spices kitchen Korea.

Every gourmet knows that Asian cuisine is primarily a mix of thousands of different flavors. Chefs have masterfully blended a variety of seasonings, spices and sauces, creating real culinary masterpieces. Perhaps that is why Asian cuisine has become so popular in Europe and America, the palette of flavors of dishes which are much less diverse.

Until 2012 culinary traditions of Asia were represented mainly Chinese and Japanese cuisine, but recently this company was diluted amazing and mysterious cuisine of Korea. Much more sharp, full of spice and incredibly helpful, she conquered the tastes of many lovers of the Asian culture. Now to try bulkogi (fire meat), kalbi (ribs on the grill), bibimbap (rice with vegetables, meat, egg and hot pepper), not to mention the famous snack kimchi vegetables, fern, seaweed, mushrooms and soybeans is everyone who calls himself a foodie and follows new gastronomic trends.

Kimchi, by the way, is the ancient dish of national importance, 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.

And therefore, we can say that the real history of Japanese jewelry production begins after the Second world war. Many major manufacturers, Continue reading

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