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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

The Bon Festival in Japan

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

Features of relations in Central Asia

Some people have absolutely no sense of irony. How to whitewash a corrupt authoritarian regime under the guise of an information campaign, and then complain that you were deceived and bribed the officials of this regime?

But, it seems, and makes through his site the man behind Newswire Central Asia – until recently a deft processinstances “information service” with headquarters in Washington.

Without naming any names, except the owner of the resource, Thomas Cromwell (Thomas Cromwell), the portal Universal Newswires (referred to the month of August this year, Central Asia Newswire) report that their lucrative contract with the Kazakhstan government on an information campaign was this year caught a former associate of Cromwell, which broke away to open new office in Cyprus. In a long editorial article transparently implied that the ex-partner was able to do such a thing, giving a pullback to the Kazakhstan high-ranking officials.

After reading this dark story and I want to ask the question: “what else did you expect?” But this story also throws a little more dirt in the chronicle, which tells Continue reading

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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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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Holidays and festivals in Japan
Currently in Japan officially celebrates 15 holidays. January 1 — New year. Celebrated since 1948 January 15 — Day of age. Introduced in 1948 on this day, congratulations boys and…

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