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The Traditional holidays in Japan: Japanese New year

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

AMAZING JAPAN: gifts for Japanese New Year

What to give to Japanese for the New Year

In Japan it is impossible to give for the New Year

(these were my first ideas, which were immediately rejected):

You can not give the rake – the ritual wreath that hung on the front door of every Japanese home.

Japanese rake

Many Japanese told me that they have no tradition to give presents for the New Year. Well, you can give something without a specific topic, but not necessarily. Simvolicheskie gifts some in Japan give employees, neighbors, relatives. See photos from new year’s Japanese stores, what the Japanese give gifts for the New year .

And yet I found a solution.

Before the New Year, every Japanese home on the table or tokonoma put special ritual food – Kagami mochi (sounds like `urine`) for happiness and a harvest year. Made from special mochi sticky rice and sold in any supermarket, the store is `100 yen`, of course these factory mass consumption products not fit for gift. But if you make the mochi themselves (which is pretty hard) – it will be a perfectly acceptable gift for the Japanese.

Also in Japan there are many shops producing mochi in the old style, manually. They are not cheap, and if you have a fairly close relationship to the family, where you want to make Continue reading

How to trade in the Eastern market. Features of holiday in Asia

How to bargain at the Eastern market. Features recreation and shopping in Asia

Among domestic tourists who prefer to visit countries in Asia, especially popular is the Oriental Bazaar. For some, the Bazaar is an opportunity to buy affordable presents and gifts to friends and relatives, for others it’s a source of unique experiences. What to bargain with the local sellers makes almost no sense, you know only when they get to this anthill, teeming with merchants. They are true masters, they understand at a glance, how much the potential buyer has money ready to spend, will buy or will not buy the buyer not the highest quality product, will purchase more expensive the sample, etc.

Under Bazaar you should understand private retail outlets and large markets of the Middle East, northeast, Southeast and South Asia.

Shopping is particularly developed in countries of the East like the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Thailand, China, Indonesia. Tourists who are planning a trip to Asia. always strive to bring back Souvenirs or those products that are considered exotic in our latitudes. After all, every Eastern country is something you can surprise your friends on arrival home! But here’s how to buy as many gifts, do not fall for the bait of crafty vendors, and not overpaying through the nose? And so, having Continue reading