Strange foreplay to the wedding of a Japanese.
Until recently widespread in the Japanese Outback custom Yobai or “Stalker of the night” – was, so to speak, an introduction to sexuality for many young people. Yobai was as follows: in the room of a sleeping girl (well, not quite girl) slipped a mysterious stranger, it was attached behind and ambiguously announced their intentions. If the young lady had no objections, the couple had sex until the morning, trying to make as little noise as possible, after which the visitor may have also quietly departed.
Logically, the young man-IObit would have to be familiar with the girl and her family. Often yobai – was a kind of prelude to the future wedding, and my parents supposedly did not notice the secret visits and, allegedly, heard nothing, yet believed that the love of the game is finished, “caught” yabasta, publicly reproached, he blushed and agreed, and a few days later the couple went down the aisle to indulge in sex already on the lawful bases.
But it often happened that during the harvest, when the farmer hired alien workers, so to speak, he had to be ready for the fact that sleeping with him under one roof, the workers could choose his daughter for the object Continue reading
Japan – one of the most mysterious and beautiful countries existing on the Earth. She is shrouded in myths and legends; rich beliefs and customs. Japan has an amazing story that to this day causes many lively interest.
The language of flowers in Japan
The country has its own symbols of plants, based on ancient traditions, – Hanakotoba.
The preparation of bouquets. ikebana, the selection of greeting cards – each process are calculated from the color values. According Hanakotoba, Sakura symbolizes courtesy and kindness; Daisy ” sincerity, honesty; Lotus – chastity; iris ” happy news; Narcissus – respect.
The symbol of Japan – the chrysanthemum flower
Everyone knows about the love of the inhabitants of the land of the rising sun to the cherry blossoms, even after which celebrations are held. However, the national flower of Japan, the chrysanthemum. It has become a symbol of the Japanese emperors, her image can be found on coins, stamps and official documents. The Chrysanthemum is considered the highest award.
On 9 September, the country celebrates the feast Continue reading
The peoples of Central Asia
In Central Asia in the first Millennium BC were rich region located along the river valleys of Syr-Darya, the Zerafshan, Kashka Darya, Amu Darya, Murgab, Tejan. These were agricultural oases, cultural life which rested on an artificial irrigation based on removing channels from the rivers originating in the mountains. In the neighbourhood of the oases in the steppes the nomads lived in different tribes.
Here lived a population of Iranian origin — the Sogdians along the rivers Zerafshan and Kashka-Darya, Khorezm — in the lower reaches of the Amu-Darya, Bactrians to the South from the Amu-Darya, — belonged to the people, mentioned since antiquity.
Depending on the farmers was agricultural population, hardworking farming oases, where along with the wheat and barley were cultivated cotton, rice, grapes, mulberry and fruit trees.
There was a writing (many of the documents in the Sogdian language came to our time). Transit trade was strengthened cultural links with Western Asia, the Caucasus, Iran, India, China, which resulted in the distribution in the cities of Central Asia, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism, Buddhism. In 60-ies of VI century BC in the steppes of today’s Kazakhstan has developed a powerful Empire of nomads-Turks, Continue reading