Japonesque and I love Chinese culture! Wonderful literature! (Heian literature created by women, novels about loyalty and valor, Kerouac Kawabata, etc.) Philosophy (not be selfish as told by Florensky)! I’m sorry that I wasn’t born in a Buddhist family and now we can’t formally accept Buddhism. I can only admire! And count myself a Buddhist at heart!
Yes, I love how modern view of their culture (anime, j-pop, video games, technique) and respect their ancient roots. the country really has a great history, ancient traditions and monumental philosophy. their culture is beautiful, exotic and unusual. first they glorify bravery, courage and sacrifice (samurai, kamikaze), although we still don’t understand =). though they have a small area of the Islands, but they are filled with beautiful plants and trees. this started a new trend for small trees, gardens, ikebana and so on. and what in Japan girls. ugh, I about said culture. poditive well – respected their culture. PS. the Japanese have long Buddhism as not a religion! and Shintoism. and Buddhism has occurred in Indochina
well not about Buddhism, but Shinto is you’re wrong! Shinto is native to them-our beliefs, somewhere in the 6th century (sort of?) they adopted Buddhism! Shinto is still here – the point is that Shinto and Buddhism share their interests! Shinto rejects everything associated 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