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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.

It was the first time we’ve encountered in Japan Continue reading

Tea traditions of Asia

 

In my childhood I lived in Central Asia and in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. And when did the idea of writing about tea traditions, I really wanted to go back in time, to memories of twenty years ago. To find something new about these peoples

and their customs and to remember the forgotten old. I hope this article will allow you a little bit to plunge into the world of Asian tea traditions and to feel the harmony and hospitality of Eastern culture, although a true tea house is impossible to find in the metropolis.

Teas in Central Asia

Familiarity with Central Asian people this wonderful drink would have happened earlier than in Europe. Through the East of the country caravans of the silk Road that carried lots of strange items, tea was one of them. This led to the fact that thirst-quenching drink, has acquired a special place in the culture of the peoples of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

The mentality and customs of each country of Central Asia, has left its mark and formed their unique tea traditions: tea green tea, tea with butter and salt, using camel milk and cream, and many more unique recipes.

In Uzbekistan, the predominant consumption of green tea, only in the capital city of Tashkent, more popular black. Before drinking the tea in a thin stream poured from the bowl back into the pot, the procedure Continue reading

Secrets of art of love

 

Love. We all want to know her. Knowing, strive to save it, because there is no more sublime and beautiful feelings on earth. In relations between two loving people two important components – the emotional side (understanding, respect) and sexual (no comment). And if first we can learn by the example of their loving parents or friends happy with each other, the intimate side of life normally hidden from prying eyes (and rightly so, as it should be). But every woman wants to be his lover and only the best in everything, including sex.

It is believed that the most experienced mistress is the geisha . which are able to give a man an unforgettable sexual sensations. Let’s try to lift the veil of this intimate life, drawing on ancient Japanese art – geisha .

Because the word ” geisha ” means “artist”. The history of the art of the geisha dates back to the skill saburuko (VII century).The original geisha were men (Yes!), actors of theatre Kabuki. The fact that the samurai considered the woman as something unclean and unworthy of the valiant men and preferred the company of their worthy of, able to support intellectual conversation over a Cup of sake. Male geisha fulfilled some kind of function toastmaster to entertain guests with dancing, Continue reading

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East Asia
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Geography of Japan
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