Every spring, the entire first week of April, Japan celebrates the festival of Kanamara penis Matsuri, and on Sunday the main procession takes place. This festival is a simpler and more accessible form of fertility festival in Shinto. You receive the male organ during the procession and secured in large carts. Even the sweets sold at the festival thematic forms. Men participate in the festival, mostly hiding behind masks, and demonstrate their dignity, the huge size of papier-mache. In addition to screening, men still waving the “devices” and chasing women. However, everything passes the bounds of decency. But the main parade and the main action takes place at the Kanayama Shrine in the Japanese city of Kawasaki. The biggest festival of this kind held in Nagano, where the main figure of the festival weighs over 2 tons. This kind of holidays can not be held in a fun and, especially, without sake.
By the way, Kanamara holiday Matsuri has ancient roots: it was first noted in the 17th century. Then prostitutes pray for protection from syphilis Kanayama Shrine in Kawasaki city. According to the legend, one beautiful girl fell in love with a demon, sharp teeth, and he decided to settle in her cunt, Continue reading
Cinnamon has a pleasant, sustainable and sweetish taste. It is sold in the form of whole sticks are from the bark or ground.
The scope of its use in cooking is quite extensive. Cinnamon is used for cooking first, second, desserts and both hot and cold. Especially it is often added to various confections.
Cinnamon disinfects wonderful products infected with E. coli, so it is recommended to add to perishable meals, and fresh juices.
Cinnamon in Chinese cooking
The flavor of Chinese cinnamon and sweet at the same time pungent and astringent. This spice is used mainly in confectionery and baking bakery products. It is also well suited to the sweet, including savory, dishes. It is added to puddings, mousse, jelly, cheese pasta, sweet rice. Perfectly combined Chinese cinnamon in sweet dishes with fruits (particularly cherries, apples, quinces, pears) and vegetables, rice and corn. In modern Western cuisine it is often added to different types of fruit salads, soups.
Chinese cinnamon in the cuisine of many Nations is used in meat and poultry. For example, in the kitchen of the peoples of Transcaucasia and Central Asia it is added to hot and cold dishes from lamb, chicken and Turkey. In South-East Asia with its help ennoble the taste of fatty pork.
Spice is used to improve the taste and aroma of cheese products, as well as when Continue reading
Strange about Japanese traditions
Funny about Japanese traditions, we speak and write entire books and not to remove the one file.
So try to choose the TEN most funny and weird Japanese traditions:
1. New year
Traditional New year in Japan no. The Japanese do not celebrate the New year in our understanding. New year’s eve, they quietly go to sleep, but Wake up early in the morning and all go together to see the sunrise of the New year. We, of course, also met some new year’s dawn, but in a completely different state.
The Japanese have no jokes, but a kind of sense of humor
2. Never say never
People in Japan try never to say the word NO, just replacing it with a polite departure from the topic, or this agreement, which does not bind to anything, and ultimately leads nowhere.
The Japanese have virtually no jokes.
4. Business cards
In Japan it is considered very unseemly, if You do not have a business card. Therefore, even in the Japanese pool are wearing special waterproof small bags for business cards.
Politeness is still in Japan comes to the extremes. Instead of pozhimanie hands of the Japanese used bows, and need to bow as many Continue reading