35 000 hotels in Japan. a love of hotels. The Japanese claim, “Tosi Boo no mo, no mo Yamaoka, Kosaka-joi Ni mo…” (in urban areas, rock shelters, along highways…) all over the country, everywhere. And every day they are visited by hundreds and hundreds of clients.
Love hotels are not a unique phenomenon associated only with Japan, but it has always been defined as a special privilege of this country.
Rebooter is one of the symbols of Japanese culture. Even just the thought of it warms the hearts (and the hearts) of many Japanese men.
The reason for such huge clusters of love hotels is simple – traditionally, Japanese homes were small, with thin walls, and today many of them remain. The members of the whole family, including grandma and grandpa, slept “lined up” in line on cotton mattresses along the wall. The husband and wife were not places to engage in intimate pleasures and the love hotel was the perfect place to enjoy the idyllic atmosphere, but also to relax away from the family for several hours and hours of quiet.
However rebooter (the term colloquial speech; the laboratory of love=love lab) in Japan has its own history, sometimes amusing, which is traced from tea early Edo period. Tea, of course, Continue reading
In the eighth Sutta of Satipatthana Canute argues that when a monk with a silly.
Buddhist painting has acquired in many countries of Asia holidays of commemoration. This is the Zhongyuan festival in China, one of the three big holidays of the year in remembrance. Its culmination is in the middle of the seventh month of the traditional lunar calendar.
It is believed that during this month opened the gates of the abode of the dead, and its inhabitants are free to get into the world of the living. According to popular belief, the origin of the holiday was associated with the Buddhist Holy named Mulian. After his mother’s death like hungry demons, because you ate meat and refused to repent of their deeds. A loving and devoted son descended into the underworld, found his mother and tried to feed her. But any food in her mouth turned into a burning coal. Then the Buddha advised Mullany in the middle of the seventh month to present a Buddhist community generous gifts.
He did just that. Together, the monks offered prayers to the gods, and mother Mulana got rid of a hell of torment. Since then though Buddhists began to make and every year this ritual. According to experts, this Buddhist holiday is superimposed on the ancient tradition of ecstatic communion with the dead, whom living has long been perceived as guardians and protectors Continue reading
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