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
Sexual traditions of different peoples
How often it happens that you are in another country or even another continent and am amazed at how different traditions people have. This applies to literally everything: manners to greet, to talk, to eat, to take care of loved ones. But even more interesting to learn about their traditions in terms of sexual relations.
In Micronesia, in many tribes women, before having sex with a man should arouse himself. For this they need the stinging ants. They release on a few dozen ants, and when the girl’s body crying out in pain, it is believed that it is the right time to have sex.
For example, if in Australia you will see that the two guys at the meeting touching sex members from each other, do not worry. In this way they Express the cheer and joy that met.
Very strange tradition originated in South Africa . Here it is tested the groom. Before taking to wife his beloved, he should have sex with her mother. And, not once, but as long as you need to prove that he is quite independent and will be able to create a family. Quite a strange tradition, isn’t it? In addition, before “meet the mother” the groom undergoes a complete body check from his future father-in-law. It checks healthy teeth, skin, Continue reading
Ikebana. Truth in simplicity What could be better than moments captured in flowers, herbs and branches with uniform composition in accordance with the principles of harmony and beauty? In Japan it is not known other art that would better Express the perfection of nature, to reveal all its depth and originality than ikebana .
Ikebana is an ancient art of making bouquets, which not only contributes to aesthetic development, but also brings in a man a sense of beauty, inspiring and they inspire new creations. Not for nothing, after all, the word “ikebana” podnimatsya as “flowers that live”.
The traditional art of Japan originated and became popular in India and came to Japan together with Buddhism religion. Here it is widespread and has entered the culture of Japan as art of flower arrangement.
What is the mystery of creating masterpieces of flowers? According to the Japanese, the main principle on which to base ikebana is nothing like simplicity. It’s the simplicity that infuses every bouquet that is created according to certain rules and rituals. In preparing the compositions of flowers has a meaning even the most minor details that are of great importance to the meticulous Japanese who love thoroughness in everything and everywhere.
The floral arrangement is so distinctive that it is often possible to feel the emotions, feelings, Continue reading