New year in Japan
Traditional Japanese holidays
You can hardly find a country like Japan, where such a wide variety of holidays. However, the specificity of Japanese holidays is their well-defined aesthetic criteria, as well as complex rules, traditions, special rituals, through family education and communication. Favorite and most fun Japanese festival is a New year, which relates to three of the most important to Sandisco, together with the Foundation Day of the state, as well as the birthday of the Emperor. Before New year in Japan is celebrated according to the lunar calendar, but since the end of the nineteenth century it correlated with the New year, celebrated according to the Gregorian calendar, and the celebration of Christmas.
Japanese New year
The Japanese begin to prepare for the holiday in advance: almost throughout December they are busy with Christmas chores, trying to catch up as best you can to prepare for the New year. Markets and fairs held on new year’s eve are evidence of the holiday hustle and bustle. protection of commercial information of Bird colonies called “the tories-but ichi” arranged since the eighteenth century. Especially attractive to them was a rake – Canada that act as good luck charm. No less popular since the nineteenth century, and is Fair “Tosi is but iti”, Continue reading
Organizing a traditional wedding celebration in Japan
A plan for Seating guests
The traditional plan for Seating guests at a wedding in Japan is a complex and deeply hierarchical system. “Kamiza” — the word in the Japanese language, which designates the place of honor in the room, assume that it must be the warmest, most comfortable, and located furthest from the door. The last characteristic refers to the period of feudalism in Japan, when this arrangement was considered the most secure and also in the event of an attack on the house. Historically, the status of a person was shown by the thickness of the Mat on which he sits. However, since the flat tatami became more available and suitable in the home, the Seating arrangement became the main indicator of social status.
Inherent in the culture of norms and rules seems to dictate that the main purpose of “Kekkon Hiroen” (wedding reception) is the placement of guests at the table so that no one was hurt reserved for him. Guests are fitted in accordance with their age (very respected quality in Japanese culture), social status and relation to the newlyweds, since they are the most important people of the wedding celebration.
Who gets best seats?
Contrary to Western custom, the family of the groom Continue reading
Japanese salads – the best recipes. How and to cook delicious Japanese salad.
Japanese cooks in the preparation of salads, national dishes using a wide range of products. In the course are a variety of vegetables, fruits, meat, poultry, fish, rice noodles, and of course seafood. However, the technology of their cooking or contains no heat treatment, or its duration does not affect the taste and composition of food, keeping the smell of the products, their natural composition and nutritional properties.
As a condiment for Japanese used salads miso paste, soy sauce, ginger, vinegar, dried fish and seaweed. Now we will try to analyze the most interesting recipes of salads, though, to be honest, they’re all interesting and delicious.
Recipe 1. Japanese salad
– scallop – 400 g;
– mushrooms-250 g;
– lemon – 2 slices;
salad green peas-150 g;
– soy sauce – 1 tbsp;
– vegetable oil-2 tbsp;
– dill-2 sprigs.
Method of preparation:
Boil the scallop meat. Water should always be salted. Wash the pods of peas and also send them to another pot to be boiled. Mushrooms or wild mushrooms (this is optional) peel, cut them in slices and lightly fry. When the meat has cooled, cut it in small pieces. After the pods of peas is tender, immediately Continue reading