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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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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

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…

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The History of Korean martial arts
P o comparison with China or Japan in Korea to have survived much less reliable historical information. From classical treatises have survived, only one was created quite late, in 1789,…

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Wedding dresses brides from different countries
All peoples wedding — the most solemn event in life. The bride and groom are trying to look great, to appear in the best outfits. Get acquainted with traditions of…

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