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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Wedding in Japan.
Looking into Japanese history, specifically during the time preceding the beginning of the XII century, you can see that traditional marriages for many centuries in Japan were polygamous. All the wives lived in different houses, and the husband visited them in turn, staying in each house for a few days or weeks.
The tradition began to change with the advent in Japan of the samurai class since the beginning of the XII century. Since then, every Japanese man is supposed to have only one wife. But within a few centuries young Japanese could not independently choose their life partner and marry for love. In the XII century wedding in Japan was seen as creating a kind of a military coalition between the families of bride and groom, but about feelings, emotions, and spiritual experiences, and few people cared. Search “second half” for the groom or the bride was carried out using Nakada – Japanese matchmakers and matchmakers. The decision of marriage taken by the parents of the bride and groom. Nakodo in this case acted as responsible for the marriage of the prisoner – man for several years after the wedding, he was instructed to observe the relationship of the newlyweds. If the marriage for whatever reason was unsuccessful, Continue reading
Referred to as Central Asia region, which covers quite a vast territory of Eurasia. He has no outlet to the ocean, and it consists of many States, some partially, some fully. Central Asian countries are very different in their culture, history, language and ethnic composition. This region stands out as the only geographical unit (unlike the Ancient East, which was the cultural region), so every area will be discussed separately.
What powers are part of the geographic area
So, first consider all the countries and capitals of Central Asia, to have formed a full picture of what lands are included in its composition. Just note that some sources consider Central Asia and Central and others believe that it is one and the same. Central Asia consists of such countries as Uzbekistan (Tashkent), Kazakhstan (Astana), Turkmenistan (Ashgabat), Tajikistan (Dushanbe) and Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek). It turns out that the region is formed by five ex-Soviet republics. In turn, the countries of Central Asia consist of these five powers, Western plus China (Beijing), Mongolia (Ulan Bator), Kashmir, Punjab, North-East of Iran (Tehran), North India (Delhi) and Northern Pakistan (Islamabad), Afghanistan (Kabul). This also includes the Asian region of Russia, located South Continue reading