FOOD IN JAPAN
In Japan a traveler will never have any problems with eating – the number of different restaurants and eateries in the country just enormous. In most of the cities are available in not only traditional Japanese food but also various types of international cuisine (from French and Italian to Indian and Mexican). The Japanese almost never invite guests to their homes, preferring to communicate or to solve business issues in restaurants and cafes.
At lunch time in Japanese restaurants offer set meals, i.e. a fixed set of dishes, usually consisting of meat or fish, bowls of soup, pickles and rice. The cost of this lunch is about 1000 yen (360 rubles). The names of the dishes on the menu, normally listed only in Japanese, but if necessary, the waiter will help you with the selection and tell what is what.
Average account size in inexpensive Japanese cafe is from 800 to 1200 yen (290-430 rubles) per person; good lunch or dinner for two at a mid-range restaurant will cost around ¥ 4,000 (1,440 rubles). A Cup of coffee at a decent cafe costs 300-400 yen.
Usually after meals give a check, which you need to pay at the counter at the exit café.
The fast food industry in Japan presents restaurants of various networks, both local and international ( McDonald’s . Wendy . Kentucky Fried Chicken, Continue reading
traditions of the holidays of the country of Korea
As is customary to celebrate it’s thanksgiving in Korea, traditions: as noted it’s thanksgiving in Korea
It’s thanksgiving — one of three most important holidays of Korea. The significance of this event can be compared happy New year (Sollal) according to the lunar calendar and the Tano festival in honor of the end of agricultural works.
It is also called Confusion or Hangawi . which translates as “middle”, as it falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month.
In ancient times, the tradition to celebrate it’s thanksgiving were of key importance for Korea, as the main occupation of the people of this country was agriculture. On this day, the peasants worshipped according to the custom of the ancestors, thanking them for a rich harvest and celebrated the completion of work in field with their neighbours.
But the history of the holiday it’s thanksgiving not known. Most historians say about the version about a special relationship to the ancient legends connected with the worship of the moon, particularly the full moon that turns even the darkest night into light. During this the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, Koreans, and made fun of the festivities. They feasted, danced, and generally, considered to this day one of the most important of the year. This Continue reading
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 girls who have reached the age of 20.
February 11 — national Foundation Day. Celebrated since 1966, 1873 February 11 Japan commemorated the founding of the Empire. One of the main festivals from the Meiji period until the end of the second world war.
March 21 — the vernal equinox. 1878 is celebrated with a Religious holiday based on the cult of ancestor worship and memorial services.
April 29 — greenery Day. Introduced in 1989, instead of celebrating birthday of the late Emperor Showa, whose birthday is celebrated by the Japanese from 1927 to 1988
May 3 — Constitution Day. Celebrated since 1948, starting with the first anniversary of the adoption of the new Constitution of Japan.
May 4 — a Day of rest. Introduced in 1988
May 5 is children’s Day. Introduced in 1948
July 20 — marine Day, celebrated since 1996
September 15 — the Day of honoring the elderly. Introduced in 1965 on this day, attained 100 years of age on behalf of the government are given gifts. Congratulations to all the elderly.
September 21 — autumnal equinox. Celebrated since 1878 same Day of the vernal equinox.
October Continue reading