Features of the material culture of Koreans vividly reflect the ethnic history of the Korean people, in particular the history of its interaction with neighboring peoples of Eastern Asia, primarily the Chinese. A number of features of the material culture of Koreans on the origin associated with tropical and subtropical areas of Southeast Asia, bring them together with other far Eastern peoples: many aspects of agriculture, particularly rice cultivation, alternating possibility gardening, types of agricultural implements, such as plough and cattle (no milk), poultry and pigs of southern origin, dog meat as food, clothing swing type sweater or Bathrobe and more. All this indicates, undoubtedly, a significant part in the formation of Korean ethnic groups of southern origin, originally associated with the extreme South of China, Indochina and Indonesia. It is possible that the language of these “southern” group were Indonesians, related to certain groups of ancient Yue, who, according to Chinese historians, the Zhou time was reached in the North of modern Shan-Tung. It should also be borne in mind that “southern” elements in the culture of people in Ireland could be considerably strengthened by immigrants from the aforementioned Yin of China, the culture Continue reading
Japanese wedding traditions are a unique blend of different cultures and beliefs. In this article, we will discuss a traditional Japanese wedding.
The Japanese are trying to follow all the wedding traditions and rituals, most of which, as a rule, take their roots from ancient times, but nevertheless, observed until now. Quite a large number of people in Japan tend to play a traditional wedding, and elderly family members always insist on respect for all traditions. A rich cultural heritage supported by the General population. In no other culture you will find such traditions, as in Japan.
Japanese traditionally hold the wedding for example sintoistskoj the ceremony. In particular, one is required by the ritual exchange of gifts called the yunio, when the gifts exchanged symbolize different stages of life: growth, woman and mother, wealth and freedom. Japanese gifts for a wedding can be very unusual: and in the form of linen thread, dried cuttlefish, etc.
I think Russia is a wedding in the Japanese style impossible? And that’s wrong! I agree, it’s really not a big deal, not so much, unfortunately, companies are capable of making a complex wedding celebration from the traditional bachelorette party to the honeymoon. And even more so to arrange 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