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
Come and “Joby”: erotic circumnavigation.
Interesting how many different traditions people observe our planet! Among them special place is occupied by all kinds of erotic rituals. Some of them seem representatives of other cultures are funny, ridiculous, or even creepy…
An ancient sexual tradition with the poetic name “Joby” lived in villages of Japan until the late nineteenth century. It seems that to this day somewhere in the province it exists. “Stalker of the night” – roughly translates as her name. The gist of it is this: anyone not afraid of this word, who wants a young man under the cover of night to sneak into the house unmarried and longed for, Yes to get in her bed, under the covers. Thus, to act in a “horror, flying on the wings of the night” must necessarily naked. Otherwise, it can be mistaken for a burglar. And here is the woman who decides to make a delightful heart of oak “yobai” or to drive him away.
At the meeting, local natives instead of the usual European man shaking hands, touching the penis of companion. So they show him their friendly attitude.
About the tradition of the inhabitants of these protected sites can talk for hours. They are so authentic and diverse. For example, in remote Northern villages of Kamchatka for many centuries the tradition has a firm Continue reading
Japanese gardens arose under the impression of Chinese gardens. The difference between Japanese and Chinese gardens, S. S. Ozhegov describes as “… In Japan, the garden is formed around a compact, generally symmetrical group of buildings. The Chinese garden includes a symmetrical group of buildings with an axial build, and usually with courtyards. In China, the most expressive point of view on the landscape are highlighted by pergolas, gates, special round openings (in the shape of the moon). Japanese garden design so that a change of beautiful scenery was continuously driven along the route…”.
Religion of Japan – Shinto is rooted in nature. The ceremony and the gods of Shinto are closely linked with the seasons and the scenery. With the building of the capital city – Kyoto – the culture of gardens beginning to bloom. This time is known as the Heian period (794 – 1185 CE) which is associated with the appearance of the characteristic style for gardens. Many gardens in this period occupied a large territory. Almost always in the center of the garden was a large pond that served as water supplies. In the gardens so dear to early flowering plants, paid great attention to the evergreens and conifers. For autumn flowering is widely used chrysanthemum. The Japanese garden is a huge source of images for the viewer, a place of transformation and area of a dreamer that allows you to transcend everyday reality. Continue reading