Funeral traditions of Japan


Naughty children screaming ran into a memorial hall. They did not notice the portrait in the frame, no flowers mourning nor grieving relatives who served, we left the hall, preparing for the ceremony tonight. Almost upsetting the owner of the coffee shop, I ran to catch up with their child. Catching it in your arms, I drew his attention to the center of the room and on the portrait of a woman. And, for a while thinking how to explain the situation two-year-old, said: “See that woman? She died. There, in the street, are her relatives. It is very sad that she died. There is no need to run. This is not good.” up To this point we have touched upon the topic of death of animals and plants, but that the death and the person he heard for the first time. I didn’t know how he will react to it. His reaction surprised me. He said: “I mean “Sorry”!” . I paused again – this time over whether two-year-old to apologize for what he did out of ignorance. And said “If you want to!” . He wanted. He turned to the portrait and said to the dead woman, in Japanese: “Excuse me!” . Then bowed to her and took my hand. I repeated after him a nod and turned around. Us watched in amazement Japanese.

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Who is geisha and how is it different from a courtesan?

the Bulk of Japanese poems – haiku dedicated to the beauty of flowers. The authors underline the fragility and tenderness of the buds blossoms, as if bathed in pink frosting, stars cute-petals of chrysanthemums.In the works of Japanese poets and philosophers, the perfect image of the fairer sex almost constantly associated and compared with the flower.

Therefore, blaikie nymphs Kyoto, are a dream; fantastic creatures – thanks to its colorful, together, they seem to be direct representatives of the divine Kingdom of flora.

There are 2 versions of the outputs in light of the geisha in the land of Japan.

The version 1 supporters believe that the originals were 2 geisha enterprising person, koie decided in the eleventh century to gain profit and popularity an interesting idea for Holy warriors. Dressed in formal wear own visitors white long dresses, high hats, and by attaching swords to the belt, they broke into a dance… the Guests were so stunned that, after a number of days, ladies have become the most vivid characters in all receptions a dinner. Over time, white clothes slightly diversified – skirts were red, and swords are out of fashion.

The second version says that at first, geisha were admitted only male adepts, and they entertained not the highest society. Geisha-men was a part Continue reading

Philosophy of Japanese gardens


Why not: “the art of creating a Japanese garden” or “technique” or “principles of creation”, namely the philosophy of Japanese gardens? Because the Japanese are incredibly self-sufficient I. a Distinctive feature of Japanese culture is its contemplation, the aestheticism, the ability to peer into the subject for understanding its essence, to admire its beauty, which is understood as a sophistication. The art of beauty vostorgalis (Keim), is revered by the Japanese as the most important feature of their perception of the world. The basis of thinking the Japanese are three principles: the ability to assimilate foreign culture, turning, her in his transferee; love of native place (furusato); the so-called three-valued logic. The Japanese removed the opposition of light and darkness, good and evil, introducing a third opposition, as if distantly, objectively evaluates both the beginning. thereby allowing harmoniously inevitable in a dualistic model of confrontation.

In the main Shinto doctrine – the deification of nature, the emphasis on sobstvennoi of the tradition before meeting with mainland culture. Shintoism preaches only the cleanliness and order of things. all the things of the world spiritualized, purity gives the opportunity to exude things in their essence, for in each one dwells kami – a spirit, a deity. The order in which Continue reading

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