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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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National food of Japan

JAPANESE CUISINE

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.

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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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