Japan is a unique country brand. This confluence of traditions, technologies and circumstances. Here the ideals of the samurai are faced with the latest computer developments. And let the Europeans will never be able to understand the culture of Japan, but not to admire or to wonder about this country we cannot do. So, how about that.
1. A hikikomori
Although legends of the Yakuza mafia prevalent, the crime rate in Japan is surprisingly low. Here it is illegal to have a firearm, and even ceremonial swords must be registered with the police. The land of the Rising Sun is in second place, after Monaco, on the list of countries with the minimum homicide rate in the world. And if you ever have the misfortune to appear before the court in Japan, you can be sure that you will gladly go to jail without further problems. Career and reputation of the judge severely lose points for handing out acquittals, and in a year about two or three prisoners are facing the death penalty through hanging.
Chocolate “Kit Kat” is an extremely popular thing in Japan, as his name is very much in tune with the phrase “Kitto Katsu” (literally: you will surely win), and your purchase is this sweet good-luck to himself. Give students the “Kit Kat” to each Continue reading
Modern Myanmar is inhabited by over a hundred Nations and tribes. Among them was Mona, and Shana, and ranks, and Karen and Kaya.
Perhaps one of the most interesting tribes in South – East Asia is the Enga tribe in Myanmar.
The Enga tribes are animists, still one of the few tribes. which retain a primitive life. The tribe lives high in the Shan mountains, they dress in black clothes samotkanye. Worship spirits, animals, plants that live in thatched houses with a fireplace in the middle of the room. The main occupation of the tribe ang is the cultivation of cotton and groundnuts.
They are afraid of the spirit of water, so settle far from rivers and lakes and rarely washed, and the water tribe had constructed a large water pipe made of bamboo.
The people of this tribe, though not aggressive, but not friendly. Children are considered alien, as the savages are running around with toys ( mochito, slingshots. poles) and extend the hand of friendship ( without emotion). when you’re buying them sweets. These tribes can be reached, receiving special permission from the government of Burma.
Akka Tribe. This is a more civilized tribe (nation), although he lives without electricity in thatched houses, are the richest tribe in Shan state. The main occupation is the cultivation of opium. For the tribe Accounts are characterized Continue reading
Now it’s hard to believe, but a few years ago about Japanese cuisine in Russia little is known. And to the unsuspecting visitor at any of the few and the absurdly expensive restaurants could easily slip instead of sushi – here horror-that! – Sashi mi.
The years have passed. Kitchen of the rising sun is so loved by millions of Russians that some enthusiasts even vodka, eating pickled ginger (excellent, by the way, appetizer, almost like pickled apples).
Jelly eaten with mustard, and wasabi.
Strong, by the way, thing. There’s even a movie – “Wasabi”, there is a stern French policeman, played by Jean Reno, is coming to Japan and solves the issues with the local mafia. During dinner at the restaurant wasabi he takes his finger and eats it like it’s not terribly spicy, and the usual mayonnaise, what leads to the astonishment of his partner. After he had thus demonstrated the inflexibility of his will, it becomes clear that our hero is no Yakuza will not take. And exactly – it is at the end of the film all wins.
By the way, if you think you have tried wasabi, it is probably wrong.
Outside of Japan, you can get what is more or less tolerable imitation of horseradish and food additives, as real wasabi is very rare. This root grows mainly in cold mountain rivers. It is collected, dried, Continue reading