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
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
Japan. Country romantic dreams of millions of people from all corners of the globe. Since it opened the eyes of Europeans, was folded about her myths and legends, telling about the extraordinary reserves of gold, strange animals, strange customs, about the samurai ideal of masculinity — and the geisha — the standard of femininity. Over time, people learned that no gold bullion, nor the wonderful animals in Japan no. Have only geishas and Samurais. But it turned out that this is enough for hundreds of years to haunt the imagination of the inhabitants of the planet, seeking the ideal in everything. First of all in his personal life.
The travellers who first visited in Japan, has always been told about the nature, the political structure and the state of defence of that land, and (not least!) about the strange habits of the Japanese in the intimate sphere — they were so amazing. Geisha, courtesan-and after reaching zero, the monks who have sex with men and erotic prints-Shunga has always horrified Continue reading