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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 is a matter of special importance, because every year the Condo chef puts his heart and soul into the preparation of special sets of oseti to deliver them to the table of the family of his deceased mentor of all time foodie, writer Shotaro Ikenami.

The story of oseti

It is believed that the tradition of Christmas treats osati rooted in the Heian period (794-1185), when held in the Palace festival Satie . During the Muromachi period, the population also began to cover the festive table and bring the deity of solenosti. At the same time began to be served and Zoni – soup with rice cake mochi, and other ingredients which vary widely depending on the terrain, and other products that later became traditional for the new year. Since the second half of the Edo period (1603-1868) solenosti for offerings to Shinto gods became soak and cook. Thus began the tradition treats oseti .

Traditional oseti is a set of 4 boxes of OZU . although at present more and more often only three. Each of the boxes contains a seasonal Continue reading

ASIA minor, Architecture of Sumer and Akkad

SOUTHWEST ASIA

For three millennia (from the end of the 4th Millennium BC) in the valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates (Mesopotamia), as well as in the coastal areas of the Mediterranean sea and the mountainous areas of the Central part of Asia Minor arose the centers of ancient culture – the early slaveholding States: Sumer, Akkad, Babylon, Syro-Phoenicia, Assyria, the Hittite States, Urartu, and others.

West Asia can be called a kind of cradle of world civilization. Diverse peoples living in these States, as in contact with the Asian mainland and South East Asia, and Cretan-Mycenaean world.

In the art of southwest Asia have developed the same kinds of art, and in Egypt: monumental architecture, round sculpture, relief, small plastic, jewelry art. But the unique environmental conditions determine whether features of the architecture of Mesopotamia: the erection of buildings on elevated locations, use of less durable material – mud brick, simple cubic volumes, etc., the Underdevelopment of the mortuary cult in Mesopotamia led to the lack of monumental sculpture. However, statues of deities and rulers significant. In the reliefs of Mesopotamia born topics related to victorious wars, acts of rulers. Continue reading

In South Korea for a holiday

Once South and North Korea were one country. But one day went their separate ways. Since then, North Korea is visited by only the most intrepid tourists, but South has a reputation for great entertainment, rich neighborhoods and, of course, a well-known song Gangnam Style.

THE CLIMATE AND LOCATION OF SOUTH KOREA

South Korea is located in Asia and on land borders only with North Korea. By sea its nearest neighbors – China and Japan. It is washed by Japanese and Eastern-Chinese seas of the Pacific ocean.

The climate in South Korea monsoon, the summers are hot and humid, and winters relatively cold and dry.

HOW TO GET FROM THE CRIMEA TO SOUTH KOREA

Of course, in such a distant country, such as South Korea, from the Crimea there are no direct flights. Need to get through the city of Russia or the countries of South-East Asia.

VISA REGIME OF SOUTH KOREA

The citizens of Russia and CIS countries for entrance to Republic of Korea from 1 January 2014 do not require a visa, provided that the period of stay does not exceed 60 days, and the purpose of the visit is tourism, visiting friends or relatives, a short business trip or transit.

As for Ukrainian citizens, it is at the entrance to South Korea need a visa. However, Continue reading

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In South Korea for a holiday
Once South and North Korea were one country. But one day went their separate ways. Since then, North Korea is visited by only the most intrepid tourists, but South has…

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