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
Holidays love all the people on earth. Koreans can appreciate them because, despite having, at first glance, a “sufficient” number of holidays (nine public holidays), at loss of them at weekends, they are not “tolerated” on weekdays, so half the holidays just “burns”. That is why the Koreans with special awe are for every holiday and try to make it beautiful, bright and fun. Korea is a country where holidays are valued and respected.
1 January – New year;
March 1 – the Day of the independence Movement of Korea;
April 5 – arbor Day in South Korea;
May 5 is children’s Day in South Korea;
New Year – 1 January
In different periods of the history of Korea calendar holiday dates change. So, the New year festival was celebrated in the 10th month, then in the 11th, the Day of the winter solstice, and, finally, in the 1st lunar month. Korean sources allow us to establish that the beginning of the New year celebrations in the 1st month refers to the mid-seventh century In the chronicle “the Saga Samguk” there Continue reading
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 view has continued in modern Korea.
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Modern Korean wedding is not like any vintage wedding ceremony or Western wedding. her new tradition was developed quite recently, in the fifties, but follow them in all of Korea.
Since the 1960s the main, though not the only, venue of the wedding ceremony became the “halls of rituals” – «erikjan”. Despite the uncertain name, these institutions are not “rituals”, namely the wedding.
Quite often the wedding is celebrated in the restaurant, in the hall which held all the necessary rites (exactly the same as in “esitjeni”). Some families prefer to spend the whole holiday at home, but there are now relatively few.
In old times a very great importance was attached to the selection of auspicious wedding days and even hours. This selection was carried out after consultation with a professional fortuneteller. In General this custom is still alive in our days, though now with a fortuneteller consulted more often about the only choice of the day (but not hours) of the wedding. Day determined by the ancient lunar calendar, not according to the accepted now in South Korea the Western Continue reading