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.
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
Interesting facts about South Korea
The most important and interesting facts about South Korea .
South Korea is among the Developed countries;
South Korea leader in medicine among Asian countries. Medicine in South Korea is one of the best in the world! Successfully conducted operations on oncological diseases(cancer), plastic surgery, dentistry, etc.;
Neither in North nor in South Korea do not accept each other as a separate independent country. South Korea believes the North part of the North the Communists, i.e. the handful of people keeping the people fearful and submissive. North Korea considers South Korea’s colonized part of the US.
From the above it follows that the citizens of North Korea are nationals of South Korea, i.e., automatically granted citizenship in South Korea. The same offers North Korea – but I don’t think anyone in their right mind wish to give up citizenship in South Korea for citizenship in North Korea.
The most hardworking people in the world are residents of South Korea – according to Forbеs. The total number of annual working hours is 2 thousand 357 hours. Next come the Greeks, Czechs, Hungarians, Poles, Norway, Germany, Holland. The U.S. and Germany.
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South Korea is exotic, although, however, and modernity. Located in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.
South Korea is a highly developed country with beautiful scenery, and friendly people. After the Second world war the country became a Republic. The country covers a dense network of canals, rivers and vast areas covered with forests, which cover about 60% of the area of the whole country. The only neighbour of that country is North Korea, which has a much poorer nature. This is mainly due to the warmer climate and great coastline of South Korea.
The history of Korea is rooted in the year 2333 BC. According to the legend, it was then that Dan-gun founded the first Korean Kingdom – Cocoon. From 57 BC 676 lasted the Era of the Three Kingdoms. Three Royal dynasties: Goguryeo, Baekje and Silla then fought for influence over the country. In the end, the latter won. In the X century began the reign of the Koryo dynasty. Its significance is evidenced by the fact that the Cortex is where the name “Korea”. At the time Buddhism became the state religion and greatly influenced both culture and politics. In 1392, General Lee overthrew the Song dynasty with the help of their Chinese allies. That was the beginning of the Joseon dynasty, which ruled until 1910.
The influence of Chinese culture was seen mainly at the expense of Confucianism, which became popular from the late Continue reading