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Traditional Korean funeral

Korean funeral rite begins with the sheltering of the deceased in a special room separated with a screen, in front of a sacrificial table with a massive picture of the deceased. Photography came into use recently, the doprezh just replace the name plate. The corners of the image are encircled with black ribbons, too, the modern tradition: Korean funerals used to take place under a white the color of mourning. On the table of the sacrificial meal, incense, rarely – candles. A mourning ceremony ought to lead the closest relative of the deceased. Despite this, all stewards are invited more often to remove all the practical problems with relatives, grieving. In addition, this person is more aware of the nuances of the ceremony and rules, which, although easier, but still tricky. Another day on the Korean ceremony the corpse is washed, put in a coffin, which remains fenced. Prepare a mourning flag, which is then carried before the funeral procession. Embroider on it the surname, the clan of the deceased. For three days, until the body is in the house or the hospital, relatives, friends, people who knew the deceased come to pay their respects to the family. They’re supposed to meet the sons of the deceased. Daughter, usually, in a ceremony not attended. Korean funeral rite involved Continue reading

Christmas traditions

Fast approaching the most magical, the most fabulous holiday. Only a few days of holiday hustle and bustle – and the chime will be notified of the entry of humanity in the year 2013! New year – a holiday is international, and every nation has its own traditions, customs, but the meaning of the holiday in all countries, one is a holiday of kindness, joy and stories.

For example, in ENGLAND it is customary to “let in” the New year. During the striking of the clock open the back door of the house, letting the old year, and with the last kick – front, letting new. The doors are adorned with sprigs of mistletoe, considered a magical tree and according to tradition, in order not to leave next year, the lovers must kiss under them. The main Christmas meal in England is Turkey with chestnuts and fried potatoes with sauce and Brussels sprouts with meat pies.

In ITALY there is a very curious and even somewhat dangerous to the passers-by the tradition to throw old things, clothes, shoes and crockery right through the Windows to enter the new year, free from superfluous and unnecessary. Italians this custom very much, and they perform it with such passion, peculiar to the southerners: Continue reading

Autumn in Japan: festivals, holidays

At this time of year Japan is especially beautiful. Autumn in the land of the rising sun is a celebration of harvest, the season of natural hot springs “Onsen,” the red leaf “Momiji” autumn colors, evening illumination, songs of crickets, as well as traditional festivals and big sporting events.

At this time of year Japan is especially beautiful. Autumn in the land of the rising sun is a celebration of harvest, the season of natural hot springs “hot spring” red leaves “Momiji”, autumn colors, evening illumination, songs of crickets, as well as traditional festivals and big sporting events.

First of all, tourists come to Japan in autumn, to enjoy the delightful scenery in the red and yellow colours, and to feel fully all charm and beauty of the “Golden” the time of year.

Refreshing autumn Japan air filled with the sweet and shimmering roulades, crickets, one of the world’s largest population resides in the temple Suzumushi-Dera temple in the Arashiyama area near Kyoto. There are more than 50 000! In addition, in the temple Suzumushi-Dera temple is the unique statue of Kofuku Continue reading

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Photos of Japanese Christmas traditions
Japanese food, osati – a symbol of the traditional new year's table. Famous chef Fumio Kondo shows the cooking process is familiar to every Japanese holiday dishes. For him it…

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Travii education of children in Japan
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Traditional Korean funeral
Korean funeral rite begins with the sheltering of the deceased in a special room separated with a screen, in front of a sacrificial table with a massive picture of the…

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