When the Japanese learn that in Russia there are protracted may holidays, they look at each other with understanding: from the Northern neighbors, then there is also the Golden week. To this phrase – the Golden week – the inhabitants of the island nation accustomed from childhood. After all, the holiday on Golden week here – it’s practically a national duty. What are they – may day – in the land of the rising sun? About it tells the correspondent of “New News” in Tokyo.
At the may holidays, the Japanese don’t go digging in the beds – they prefer to travel.
That is celebrated in early may, will tell you not every Japanese. This is understandable: the reasons for the may celebrations in Japan periodically changed so drastically that modern man, even if he is a native resident of the country, it is no wonder to get confused. Thus, on 29 April (first day of the Golden week) for a long time was celebrated as the birthday of Emperor Hirohito. When in 1989 Emperor, who ruled the country more than half a century, died April 29 as a Day of greens. In 2007, this holiday was moved to may 4. On April Continue reading
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
Japan is a country which has attracted much attention not only for its great achievements, achievements in science, technology, medicine. Not less attractive, interesting Japan and its culture, a unique identity which permeates all aspects of Japanese life. How the Japanese live, what tradition, customs, what are the foundations of family life, which prefer the Japanese, what are their life values and priorities. The answer to these and many other questions, we believe, can be useful for exploring Japan. Japanese cuisine is closely connected with the geographical conditions of the country and its history. And at the same time it clearly reflects the peculiarities of the Japanese attitude, which is so interesting to foreigners. What we eat, drink Japanese? How and how much to eat? What is love? Whether here is hidden one of the secrets of longevity of the Japanese? Following our story about it.
THE LIFESTYLE OF THE JAPANESE AND THEIR COOKING
The daily food of Japanese people consists mainly of rice, fish, vegetables. Usually eat three times a day: Breakfast at 8, lunch at 12, dinner at 7 o’clock. For Breakfast most Japanese people prefers to eat traditional Japanese food such as miso soup, rice, grilled fish, pickles, raw egg and cooked vegetables. But in recent years many families began to become prevalent and a European kitchen, so now some families eat Breakfast.
Japanese Continue reading