A state in the northeastern part of Asia, located in the South of the Korean Peninsula. In the North the country borders with the Korean People-but-Demokraticheskoi Republic (length of 238 km border). In the West, South Korea is washed by the Yellow sea, on the East by the sea of Japan, in the South-East, the Korean Strait separates the country from Japan. The coastline is 2 413 km. the Total area of the country 98480 km2. The topography of the country is hills and mountains. Main mountain range – the Eastern Korean mountains, situated along the Eastern coast. The highest point in the country is mount Hala-San is on the island Jeju-do. The shores of the sea of Japan is mountainous straightforward. Coast of the Korean Strait and the Yellow sea mostly flat, with numerous bays and coves. Almost all valleys are located in this region. The main rivers are the Han and Naktongan. Major minerals: tungsten, iron, manganese, copper ore, gold, silver. Arable land covers 21% of the territory.
The population is 45 552 882 (1995), the average population density of about 463 persons per km 2. The ethnic composition homogeneous: almost all residents – Koreans, relatively small decreases in the proportion of the population are Chinese. The official language of Korean Buddhism is professed by 27% of population, Christianity – 24%, other religions – Confucianism, chondogyo. Continue reading
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
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