Each country has its own traditions and culture, which can not affect the clothing of a particular nation. In Japan there is a traditional outfits for festivals, casual wear, various accessories that are not only extraordinarily beautiful, but have deep historical roots. Stay on the most famous Japanese clothing – kimono.
The kimono is a national dress of Japan in the form of a robe, which is fastened at the waist with a special belt, called Obi, and the sleeve has a width exceeding the thickness of the hands. Kimono has straps and twine, which are used instead of buttons. The length of such gown might vary, but usually reaches the ankles. Kimono is worn by both men and women. Dressed in kimono always on the right side. And the Obi is wrapped several times around the body and tie a bow.
The traditional dress has more than twelve elements that need to dress in a certain way. And for holidays and important events, are invited to attend even a special costume that should have nothing like a special license to perform this type of work.
Today, Japanese women abandoned complex multilayer garments, and began to wear kimono in one or two layers. Full set kimono dress for weddings or formal events.
The Japanese pay great attention not only cover clothes, but also its symbolism. In Japan, Continue reading
Except water, tea is the most popular drink in the world. Daily entire population of the Earth consumes about 3 billion cups of tea. Although, in terms of per person is not too much — a little less than half a Cup. Do you know where was brewed the largest Cup of tea . Today I’m inviting you on a journey through the tea world map where each country has its own traditions. And what is interesting — many of them tea is considered the national drink.
The birthplace of tea is China. About the origin of tea there is a strange legend. One monk (according to other sources, it was the Prince) gave a five-year vow of wakefulness, but in the fourth year could not resist and fell asleep once. Waking up, in the hearts he cut off his eyelids and threw them to the ground. On this place grew the first tea Bush, the leaves of an infusion which possessed the ability to banish drowsiness.
Legend legend, but the Chinese drink tea for over 5000 years, along with supplying tea in different countries of the world. According to another legend, the first taster of tea was the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung in 2737 BC He noticed how the tea leaves accidentally dropped into a Cup of boiling water, imparted a pleasant Continue reading
In the world in recent days has become smaller on two iconic political figures. In Europe died Vaclav Havel, the democratic President of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic in the DPRK, whether itself, or with the help of his generals went to another world, Kim Jong-Il. Since the latter is close to the Russian autochthons, we have gathered a small collection of posters with a brilliant military commander…
North Korea is often called the country of victorious Stalinism, however, do reserve the North Korean goblins are some significant differences from the Russian prototype.
In addition to formal multi-party system, North Korea «the Stalinists» actually managed to implement a hereditary monarchy. Once in 1994 the rice fields in heaven went first great helmsman – Kim Il sung, the power was passed to his son, Kim Jong-Il.
Recall that in the USSR after the death of Joseph Stalin, his son Basil was arrested and nearly 7 years spent time in prison, where he worked as a Turner. After his release he was even forbidden to use the name Stalin, in his documents was «Dzhugashvili».
In contrast, Kim Jong-Il since the 60-ies made progressive career in the party apparatus of the DPRK. Early posters paint him as a diligent student, from cover to cover mizubasho Continue reading