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Japanese tattoo designs

 

Japanese tattoo designs have appeared rather long ago. Despite this, over a long enough period of time they are able to retain its leading positions and continue to be the most popular and in demand all over the world. This is not surprising, moreover, this interest can be called justifiable and understandable.

First of all, it is quite diverse and notice not less colourful history of this country and its culture in particular. Thus, the Japanese craftsmen made sure that their tattoo does not only look aesthetically and superficially attractive, but carried a small (and sometimes very deep) semantic implication.

One of the main types or styles of tattoos are Japanese tattoos . Tattoo is a kind of visit card of a person, who is able to tell about the culture of the country from which tattoo originates. Japanese culture is one of the most picturesque with the original cultures of our world. Therefore, Japanese tattoo designs enjoy wide fame. The Japanese tattoo, you can include the characters, although in the Japanese culture they do not have any relationship.

The meaning of the kanji is that it can mean anything, 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

Japanese gifts and Souvenirs

 

Gifts differ not only in terms of cost and purpose, but also in style. In particular, when talking about the style of the gift, refers to his ethnic features. So, there are “Russian gifts, Souvenirs”: foreigners often receive from us a gift of a matryoshka doll, samovar, Pavlovo Posad shawl, the pot of caviare, model Russian log hut and the like.

Each nation has its own cultural traditions, so the Souvenirs brought from the country, have their peculiarities, which most of us can easily define their ethnicity. Hookah brought from one of the Arab countries, the model of the pyramid – from Egypt, miniature Eiffel tower – from France, bagpipes – from Scotland, a huge beer mug – most likely from Germany. To continue to infinity.

Ethnic gifts are given not only to foreigners. Souvenirs in ethnic style not only as a good gift to friends and relatives from the man who had just returned from abroad. The culture of other countries attracted many of us, it’s so interesting – to learn something new about unfamiliar people and their customs. As a rule, familiarity with a foreign culture often develops into a profound study of the history of the people, peculiarities of his life and religion. If the person you want to bestow, passionate about any country or shows its culture genuine interest, you can never go wrong with a gift! Continue reading

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