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How it is accepted to celebrate the New year in Japan

New year in Japan is called O-segatsu . This is the most favorite and bright holiday and new year’s holidays, lasting from 28 December to 4 January, are days of rest for everyone. Stops at this time practically all of business life in the country. There were times when O-segatsu celebrated according to the lunar calendar, but since the late 19th century the Japanese started to celebrate this holiday according to the generally accepted Gregorian calendar.

Japan is a country rich in diverse, interesting customs and traditions. In celebration of the New year it is very noticeable. Preparing for the holiday before its occurrence. On the streets of Japanese cities are many Christmas fairs, selling everything from Souvenirs and clothing to ritual objects. For Example, Hamami. This blunt arrows with white feathers that protect the house from harm and evil forces. Or Takarabune. Are the ships with rice and other “treasures” on which are seated seven gods of fortune. Very popular talisman for good luck — Canada (translated as “bear’s paw”). It reminds made of a bamboo rake. This thing is supposed to “rake” happiness. With every purchase of the stores visitors are handed a gift in the traditional figure of the animal – symbol of the coming year.

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Traditional desserts with an Asian note

New pastry chef Magomed Babaev SEIJIGROUP came up with paradoxical collection of desserts for restaurants and GINKGO SEIJI

This fall the menu of pan-Asian restaurant GINKGO and Japanese restaurant SEIJI presents six brand new original desserts created by famous Moscow pastry chef Magomed Babaev.

Each dessert is inventive combination of European and Asian ingredients.

A classic dessert, popular in China, Japan or Singapore, rarely correspond to Russian gastronomic habits.

This is why Magomed uses European pastry techniques and methods, but each dessert is always attended by Asian foods.

Classic milk jelly wrapped in thin rice paper – a delicate dessert with a creamy taste combined with finely chopped fruit especially suitable for people who prefer all light and airy.

Milk jelly in rice paper (menu SEILI )

Three parts of the new dessert – three shades of taste. Chocolate cake with ice cream is very important to be served at different temperatures of each component: a cold ice cream from a Japanese liquor “Midori”, a hot chocolate cake filled with liquid chocolate and chilled, with an emphasis of freshness, strawberry soup – trying Continue reading

Customs and superstitions new year’s eve in different countries

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Customs and superstitions new year’s eve in different countries

In Russia New year is associated with fluffy, smelling needles, shining tree, white, white snow, frost, after which you want to escape to a warm house, the obligatory champagne, guessing innermost desires, upon reaching the clock numerals on the dial 12. New year in different countries and on different continents met in different ways.

For example, in Japan . at midnight, the bells in the temples beat out of 108 fights. In the people, believe that there are six human evils: it is the stupidity, greed, anger, indecision, frivolity and greed. Each of these vices, is divided into eighteen shades. At each stroke of the bell the purification of man from evils. When you hear the final bell rings, you need to go outside and meet with friends and family New year. With the advent of the first rays of the sun, people congratulate each other with coming New year, give loved ones gifts, and have fun. It lasts all day until nightfall. And in the evening celebrate in the family circle.

But in Vietnam, this festival is usually celebrated at night, after nightfall. People light bonfires. In parks, on the streets around bonfires going on a few family. Usually Continue reading

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