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The Japanese festival of phalluses.

In Japan spring has come. But with the arrival of spring on the Islands is an unusual holiday, the main objects of which were. phalluses and vaginas. The roots of this entertaining festival back to ancient times – 1500 years ago. During the festival, people pray for the birth of children and good harvest.

Festival of phalluses called “Kanamara”, was launched in Kawasaki on April 5.

An elderly Japanese man prays at the Cathedral of Tagata in the city of Komaki. Traditional festival of Kanamara (Utamaro) is held each spring, it marks the beginning of the flowering and glorifies fertility.

Japanese waits for the start of the ceremony next to carved from Japanese cypress in the phallus 198 cm

Men carry a huge phallus to the temple. This procession is accompanied by loud screams, applause and hoots from the audience. The temple is not far, but to convey this figure, it takes about one and a half hours.

During the ceremony, the phallus need some times to turn around. It is believed that the touch of a woman the main symbol of the festival ensures harmony in the family and offspring, childless

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How to cook rice

Rice with meat is the best recipes. How to properly and deliciously cook rice with meat.

The tradition of preparing rice with meat came to us from the East, was first invented such dishes Persians, and later the tradition has spread throughout Central Asia and further West.

There are currently hundreds of variations of dishes, the main ingredients are rice and meat. Recipes include not only spices and sharp seasonings, and vegetables, dried fruits, nuts and other components. To cook the rice with the meat on Castres, the stove, in the oven or in a traditional Russian oven.

Rice with meat – preparation products

When cooking rice with meat is very important to choose products that will be the basis of meals. Ideally suited for rice lamb, you can use pork and beef, but beef is not recommended, it is too soft and tender. The rice should take a firm and clear if you take razmerita, you get a nasty mess. Rice before cooking should be several times rinsed in cold water, if necessary, to clear defective grains and impurities. Meat is cut in small pieces and fried in vegetable oil. Rice is added after the meat is brought to half.

Rice with meat – preparation utensils

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National food of the Philippines

Philippine kitchen

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Filipino cuisine is bright and colorful, but has a number of specific features. It has formed a lot of natural, national, historical and cultural factors, each region of the Philippines you can see their culinary peculiarities.

Tropical island situation of the country and the Malay population has laid the Foundation, Filipino cuisine is without doubt a typical Asian kitchen. Main component, of course, rice . widely used tropical fruits, coconut milk, variety of seafood, spices.

Although traditionally Filipino dishes are not preferred in the European knife and fork from a plate and not in Chinese with chopsticks from the bowl, and by hand and certainly from the banana leaf . this tradition (magalski «Chaman” ) is cultivated only in some in the local restaurants.

Filipino cuisine Asian non-sharp, but three hundred years of Spanish rule had softened her considerably. Amid dishes of neighboring countries, Philippine a lot more moderate and more tolerant to the European stomach.

Catholicism, unlike widespread in the region of Islam, much less impose food taboos and restrictions, otherwise the Filipinos and the country would be unable to enjoy the main meal — Lechon — spit-roast suckling pig.

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