Japanese cuisine, for that matter, any other of the East, is for Europeans a real mystery, and the process of absorption of unique dishes, recipes of which totals not one century, indeed, the reverence and the sense of touch to eternity. The land of the Rising Sun has always been cooking products and their use as a kind of philosophy that is closely related to cultural and religious traditions, so invested in the art of creating dishes a sacred meaning.
History and national traditions of Japanese cuisine
In General, the roots of Japanese cooking goes, of course, a unique cuisine of Ancient China. This country with a rich history that spans several centuries and dynasties, had a huge impact on the development of the Japanese national tradition. However, Japanese people started to use delicious food to neighbors, received as gift soy, green tea, and three types of noodles made from wheat (Udon), buckwheat (soba) and vegetables (ramen) – they created their own, original dishes for the rest of the civilized world are considered to be standard correct, balanced diet.
But in Japan had developed a special table etiquette, and table setting and unique ways to design a variety Continue reading
Group tour «Japan: tradition and modernity”
(Tokyo, Hakone, Kamakura)
The dates: WEEKLY ON TUESDAYS
Day 01: Tuesday
Arrival in Tokyo (Narita international airport).
Meeting at the airport / transfer to hotel Shuttle bus with driver-Japanese (without guide)
Moving into the hotel (after 15:00)
18:00 meeting with the guide in the hotel lobby. Transfer with guide by public transport (train-subway) to the station of departure of Sky Bus (Tokyo station).
19:20 – Departure by evening tour of Tokyo on the tour bus with an open roof Sky Hop Bus. You will pass through the night of Tokyo, will see the most beautiful parts of the city and places, lit up by millions of neon lights:
– Ginza (considered the most expensive district of Tokyo, there are shops and boutiques of world famous brands, showcases which are often truly a work of art)
The Rainbow Bridge . connecting the town with the artificially-created island of Odaiba (where can admire the unforgettable night view of Tokyo Bay)
– Tokyo tower (which one of the symbols of the capital, in the evenings is always lit with lights, sometimes the illumination is changed depending on city events, celebrations).
– Nightlife area – Roppongi (here You can feel the rhythm Continue reading
Wedding traditions from around the world, world wedding traditions .
In Ancient Egypt, the first civilization known to us, was recognized and legitimized the idea of marriage. Other civilizations, marriage was considered a positive and stabilizing factor in society. The Roman Empire gave us the modern word “marriage” in the sense in which we perceive it now.
Although many wedding traditions are specific to each individual culture, but one of the components of wedding ceremonies generally remains universal: the beautiful, delicate dress of the bride.
The color white has long been accepted as the traditional color of the wedding dress. But wedding gowns were not always white. White color – a symbol of purity and innocence in girlhood, and the unsullied heart which she gives to the elect.
Wedding traditions of different peoples of the world, and as a result brides in different cultures around the world, got married in dresses of different colors, attaching different meanings to each color. Some have universal meaning – purple and gold for royalty, white purity and black for death.
Morocco: Bright yellow, because it scares away the evil eye, or green as the color of plants Continue reading