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Korean wedding: characteristics, traditions and rituals
Before the wedding, at the groom's house is held a ceremony of thanksgiving, during which after all of the groom's family will taste the treats at the holiday table, the…

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The Chinese culture remained a dream of their influence; on one nomadism was to occur in the steppes of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, not in Siberia. Ancient Sumerian cultural…

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Travel Korea

the Republic of Korea (informal name of the country, widely used in Russian-language press — South Korea) occupies the southern part of the Korean Peninsula, and numerous Islands. The largest is Jeju island located at the extreme southern tip of the Peninsula. Washed by the waters of Japan and the Yellow sea, the South — Korean Strait.

One of the places that are well worth visiting while travelling in Korea, can be called Ulsan is a city located in South Korea, in its South-Eastern part. This port city, one of the largest industrial cities in Korean.

Speaking of Ulsan, it is impossible not to mention that here comes out from the conveyor so popular among Russian motorists the products of famous corporations Hyundai, or a Hyundai, as they say. This engineering giant is owned and shipyard, located in Ulsan.

Even among the industrial attractions of the city can be called one of the world’s largest oil refineries, a plant producing mineral fertilizers. The two ports emphasizes the industrial side of town. Excellent prospects are opening up for fans of industrial tourism!

One of the oldest lighthouses in the country — a beacon of Ulgi. When visiting the lighthouses Ulsan guide will tell the tourists about the fascinating history of the evolution of the local lighthouses from the first Continue reading

Presentation on the Culture of Japan

The culture of Japan was the result of a historical process that began with the migration of the ancestors of the Japanese people on the Japanese archipelago from the continent and the emergence of the culture of the Jomon period. Modern Japanese culture was strongly influenced by Asian countries (especially China and Korea), Europe and North America.One of the features of Japanese culture is its long development in the period of complete isolation of the country (policy sakoku) all the rest of the world during the rule of the Tokugawa Shogunate that lasted until the mid XΙX century — the beginning of the Meiji period.On the culture and the mentality of the Japanese was influenced by an isolated territorial situation of the country, geographical and climatic features, as well as specific natural disasters (frequent earthquakes and typhoons), which resulted in a kind of Japanese attitude to nature as a living creature. The ability to admire the immediate beauty of nature as a feature of national character of Japanese, found expression in many art forms of Japan.

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Cultural history of Japan The Jomon (10 thousand years BC — 300 BC) — first examples of ceramics, jewelry and female figurines Continue reading

Book: Onagers Alexander. Nude Japan. Sexual traditions of the Country sun root

A man claiming to be a serious researcher must have considerable courage to tackle a story about the sexual culture of another people, because very easy to cross the line beyond which ends with a description of traditions and begins savoring”strawberries”.Especially when it comes to such people as the Japanese, whose sex life is in the perception of Europeans is surrounded by legends. Alexander Kulanov, japonisme and the journalist-the foreign Affairs specialist and had the courage and skill to to give the details about everything connected with sex and eroticism in Japanese culture – from ancient phallic cults to geisha, anime and inclination to what Europeans consider a perversion, and many Japanese are shy about part of its life. But sex when they are little, giving the author a reason to call Japan”country sexual bluff”.And why it happened, you will learn after reading this book.

Onagers, Alexander E.

Education

He was born June 14, 1970 years in the suburbs. He graduated from the Yaroslavl higher military financial school. He served in the airborne troops. 1998 years engaged in the study of Japan. Continue reading

Traditional gifts

In Antiques includes antique furniture, paintings, ceramics, books and more. Popular ancient books on archeology and history, wardrobes and dressing tables, pitchers, and Oriental paintings. When buying Antiques you need to know the date of manufacture, the name of the wizard, check the condition of the goods, and whether it is worth its price. You should see if thing podkrucheno or repaired. Usually Antiques are sold in Insa-Dong, on the market of products of ancient art Junlaphan, “flea market market” Hwanghak-Dong and in the street of antique furniture in the Itaewon area.

There are two types of traditional Korean costume “hanbok”: traditional and modernized. The last option of “hanbok,” preserves the beauty of the costume, but made easier to wear in everyday life. When buying costume “hanbok” take into account the colour, quality material and suit design. Usually in the workshops, making of “hanbok,” sew a suit from a selected client matter. Costumes “hanbok” can be bought in the markets of Dongdaemun, Kwang Jang, Namdaemun and in Insa-Dong. Markets good reasonable prices, and Insa-Dong you can buy a “hanbok” fashion design.

National products

Korean pottery is pottery baked in a kiln at a high temperature. There are different types of Korean ceramics: “conga”, “Becca”, “bunkasai”, “Angi”, etc. Korean ceramics was admired by the Queen of England Continue reading

Tea culture of Korea

Tea culture Korea has a long history. In “Historical notes of the Three kingdoms” (“Samguk Saga”), written by order of the king in 1145 year in the era of the Koryo dynasty (918-1392 G. G.) a record that the tea culture in Korea was widely spread even during the reign of Queen Sondok (632-647.), the 27th ruler of the Kingdom, the Power, the envoy of Kim Dae-REM by order of the king was brought from Tang China tea seeds, which the king ordered to put on the warm southern slope of mount jirisan. Today grow wild teas.

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To “Samguk Saga” existed more ancient records, but they were all destroyed by fire during the numerous invasions of the Korean territory. Although these historical records are not preserved, we believe that tea culture of Korea began long before the time of writing “Samguk Saga”.

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There is information about that in the 1st century of our er Indian Princess from the Kingdom of Aedia with their relatives lived for some time in Sichuan province (China), and then the ship sailed into the Korean Continue reading