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
There a lot of cultures which differ very peculiar beliefs in respect of marriage and family happiness. Here are some wedding traditions that still exist and are very difficult to understand.
India: marriage with animals
Some women in India have been forced to marry animals. The fact is that in some parts of India it is believed that ghosts can inhabit certain people’s souls in the living world. In particular it is believed that the ghosts possess girls who are born with milk teeth, prorezalsya through the gum, or those born with deformities and defects on your face.
Therefore, some believe that the only way to exorcise the Ghost girl, is the marriage with the animal, typically a goat or dog. Despite the fact that on this occasion arranged a magnificent wedding ceremony with drinks and dancing, the girls don’t expect sexual relations with an animal, that certainly is a relief. Allow the girl to later marry a man, but in the case, when the ghosts are gone from his victim. We can only guess how the people accept the decision that the Ghost was gone.
Greece: the gnawing biscuit round neck boy
Another strange tradition takes place at the wedding in Greece. A young Greek bride celebrates her marriage, grabbing the boy and planting him on his knee, and then gnaws round biscuits, Continue reading
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