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Tourist Information about Japan

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CAPITAL:

Tokyo.

POPULATION:

In Japan there are 126,7 million people (1999), on the main island of Honshu – 101 million on the island of Kyushu – 13.4 million on the island of Shikoku – 4.2 million and on Hokkaido island – 5.7 million people.

Japan’s population is extremely homogeneous in the racial, ethnic, linguistic and religious relations. However there are approx. 600 thousand Koreans, although many of them were born and raised in the Islands, speak Japanese and sometimes Japanese names are. Another minority – this, or burakumin, descendants of the medieval caste, the members of which were engaged in slaughtering, dressing of leather, were the garbage men, clowns and were considered “people of the meanest professions.” Currently, there are about 3 million burakumin.

GEOGRAPHY:

The state total area 377688 sq km, is located in East Asia, located on the 4 large Islands: Kyushu, Shikoku, Honshu, Hokkaido, the Ryukyu Islands and more than 4,000 smaller Islands. On the North it is washed by sea of Okhotsk, in the East – the Pacific ocean, on the South by the Pacific ocean and East China sea, on the West by the Korea Strait and the sea of Japan.

Japanese Islands formed at the intersection of several volcanic island arcs surrounding the Pacific coast of Asia. The Northern Continue reading

Ethnic style

Consider in more detail ethnic style based on the traditions and culture of Ukrainian people. Surprisingly, in the Ukrainian style until that moment may be public places, mainly cafes and restaurants, and accommodation is very rare.

The influence of the traditions of Ukraine for the formation of ethnic identity

Ukrainian style is very rich and colorful. It is characterized by natural materials, weaving; in the old days every house was embellished with embroidered hostess towels and whole paintings. Ukrainians painted the housing not only inside but also outside, and window frames, doors, and furniture were decorated with intricate carvings. An integral part of the interior was considered wooden sculptures on biblical themes. Wood made not only furniture, but also the utensils — spoons, buckets. House to house definitely was a decorative shelf, which is adorned with plates and other pottery. Definitely was a shelf for the icons, it was established in the red corner. Tableware was mostly made of clay is of various pots, jugs, bowls, are painted patterns. Moreover, for each region of Ukraine has its own motifs, colours and murals.

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How it is accepted to celebrate the New year in Japan

New year in Japan is called O-segatsu . This is the most favorite and bright holiday and new year’s holidays, lasting from 28 December to 4 January, are days of rest for everyone. Stops at this time practically all of business life in the country. There were times when O-segatsu celebrated according to the lunar calendar, but since the late 19th century the Japanese started to celebrate this holiday according to the generally accepted Gregorian calendar.

Japan is a country rich in diverse, interesting customs and traditions. In celebration of the New year it is very noticeable. Preparing for the holiday before its occurrence. On the streets of Japanese cities are many Christmas fairs, selling everything from Souvenirs and clothing to ritual objects. For Example, Hamami. This blunt arrows with white feathers that protect the house from harm and evil forces. Or Takarabune. Are the ships with rice and other “treasures” on which are seated seven gods of fortune. Very popular talisman for good luck — Canada (translated as “bear’s paw”). It reminds made of a bamboo rake. This thing is supposed to “rake” happiness. With every purchase of the stores visitors are handed a gift in the traditional figure of the animal – symbol of the coming year.

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