On March 3, Japan celebrates the popular annual celebration of “Hina Matsuri”, which in translation is called “girls Holiday”. “Hina Matsuri ” — literally “doll Festival” (“Hina” ” doll, “Matsuri” — a holiday). He has several names: “Jesi-but sakku” — the Celebration of the first day of the snake; “Momo-but sakku” — the feast of the flowering peach.
To this day virtually in every household on a special stand “hinadan” exhibit a richly dressed doll, called “hin-ning,” and depicting the life of the Imperial court, writes RIA Novosti .
The history of the festival spans over a thousand years. In ancient times, people believed that dolls can absorb evil spirits. In celebration of “Hina Matsuri ” was performed magical rites — down the river allowed the particular paper dolls (“nagashi-Bina”). According to legend, these dolls floating in small wicker baskets, were carried away all the sickness and adversity along with evil spirits who caused them. Such custom is now only preserved in very few places. Gradually a ritual was teamed up with popular children’s entertainment — playing paper dolls — and has undergone a dramatic change.
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Stay in Tokyo
Tokyo is one of the largest cities in the world, which amazes with its futuristic shape and orientation to the future. In order to understand what a significant place the city occupies in the life of not only the country but also all world community, will appreciate the fact that if Tokyo became a separate state, it would have taken 15-th place in list of countries by GDP. It turns out that Tokyo in terms of economic development ahead of Turkey, Australia, Indonesia and many others. In addition, the population of the Tokyo Metropolitan area – more than 37 million people, and it’s bigger than the whole Asian part of Russia (far East Siberia plus). However, speaking of Tokyo, you should bear in mind that this is not one city, and one of a kind capital district. Tokyo district includes 62 administrative units, including cities, villages and towns. When it comes to Tokyo, the usually mean the “heart” of the district, including district 23. Each of these areas is so great that it has the status of a city and has its own mayor and city Council.
Today Tokyo is the cultural, administrative and economic capital of the country, but not always. The town was founded in the XV century, building on the model of the ancient capital of China Danyang shogun Tokugawa. Initially the city was called Edo. In the XII century the brave Continue reading
The first of February 2009 an international company Divine Performing Arts (DPA) held a speech in honor of the Chinese New year celebrations in the theatre area Cusion, Daegu, Korea. A renowned expert in the field of dance Director of ballet ensemble in Korea, Professor Park Heung the Cai, and praised the speech: “the submission of the DPA carries a vast and powerful energy field. It can open a spiritual component in human nature, and it is well worth a look”.
Mr. Park CSAE HEUNI is also Chairman of the Korean branch of the International dance Association, Vice President of the Korean Academy of dance, member of Council international dance festival (IDF), President of the Korean Association of teachers of dance, President of the center for the arts University Sang Myung. To see the view, he came from Seoul.
In his opinion the DPA performance was unique and perfect: “the Dance was executed in a very unusual art form. The composition was brand new, and it showed the magnificent and powerful beauty. It is very difficult to Express by conventional.
We live in a time of evolving technology. In its submission to the DPA with wisdom uses modern technology. Visual and choreographic effects are flawless. It is very important that this view clarifies the mind of man. Put simply, the DPA brings a genuine and benevolent beauty to the public. This theme in the presentation was consistent Continue reading