From ancient times to the present day the first most important food in Japanese cuisine is rice. When the Japanese cook rice, they don’t add any salt or other ingredients, preferring to pour his only food. Mainly in Japan at the table is served spicy-sweet and spicy-salty sauces. Use for cooking special rice variety, which has low stickiness, but it needs a good cliplets in lumps, so that it was convenient to take chopsticks, which are called (Hasi). Its not boiling when stirred, and wait until all the water is boiled. Properly cooked rice in Japanese is called (gohan), it needs to be dry to rice grain were soft, well separated from each other, but not scattered.
In the middle ages in Japan, rice was a indicator of wealth in the house, and was the equivalent of money. Even the salaries of the samurai were paid in rice.
Another important staple in the Japanese diet is fish and seafood. As you know, Japan is an island that is washed by the seas and the largest ocean in the world, which is inhabited by many species of fish, marine animals and algae. The majority of seafood in Japanese cuisine are a delicacy. Seafood in Japan is not customary to subject to heat treatment, so they do not lose their taste and nutritional properties, so they are mostly served raw or soaked in a marinade.
Also, the Japanese eat almost all kinds of vegetables, which are mostly Continue reading
Japan, Culture of Japan, cities of Japan, geography and nature of Japan, economy and politics of Japan
Japan is an island country located in the northwestern part of the Pacific ocean. It is located on four large Islands – the island. Honshu, the island. Hokkaido island. Shikoku and the island. Kyushu, and also on many surrounding small Islands (about 3 thousand). The total area of the Islands of Japan – about 370 thousand sq. km. The climate of Japan is generally humid, the sea, but in the North, it is temperate, and in the South, subtropical and tropical – monsoon, the summers are quite hot across the country, but the humidity is very high and frequent typhoons.
Government Japan is a Constitutional monarchy, head of state, nominally, is the Emperor (Mikado), however, in Japan, as in some European countries, the title “Emperor” is a symbol of nationhood and unity of the nation. The legislature in Japan, represented by a bicameral Parliament consisting of two chambers – the House of councillors and House of representatives. The Prime Minister is elected by Parliament and approved by the Emperor.
The Islands of modern Japan were settled around the 8th Millennium BC and the early formation of the state and the political unification of the country occurred in the Yamato period ( 300-700 ad), and the capital is located on the Yamato plain, Continue reading
Japanese society is built on the basis of a rigid hierarchy: senior – Junior, boss – employee, parents – children. Therefore, respect for elders, leadership is infinite. Therefore, the Japanese never leave work before your boss. On the other hand, the Japanese are a very cohesive nation. Note that the Japanese tourists all over the world go in groups, not looking up from his. In difficult times, every resident of the Country of the rising sun considers it his duty to help the Motherland. That’s why after the earthquake and the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant on a day to clean all the town came out: and the citizens, and the priests, and the police.
Rules of conduct
In Japanese society it is customary to bow to each other when meeting, in gratitude, apologies, expressions of sympathy, the goodbye. Any self-respecting Japanese person, even if he is the President of a large company, will bow in greeting. The difference in the bows between the supervisor and subordinates will be only in the degree of inclination of the body. Uvajaemie than the person, the lower bow. This is not unusual among Europeans in the handshake. Of course, you can not answer the greeting with a bow. But by doing so you can offend the interlocutor. Educated the Japanese will not show it, but to reach Continue reading