For the European consciousness in the culture of Japan, many strange and utterly incomprehensible. In no other country traditions, technologies and the living conditions are not so intricately intertwined. Samurai ideals perfectly coexist with computers of the last generation, and centenarians born in the 19th century – with teenagers dressed as Pokemon. Despite the striking development of all, with regard to technology, Japanese culture is one of the most conservative, closed and incomprehensible to foreigners.
Below you will find six of the most bizarre aspects of the culture of “land of the rising sun”.
The hikikomori are young people who do not wish to communicate with the outside world. Of course, in every culture, there are a small number of people, who are called “hermits”, but this is usually older or even elderly, many of whom suffer from mental disorders such as depression or agoraphobia.
The Japanese feature of “hermits” – age. It’s either teenagers or young people are slightly over twenty, which is almost completely cut off from the outside world. There are several objective reasons for the emergence of a huge number of hikikomori: the first, of course is the Internet, Continue reading
Five days before international women’s day in Japan as a warm-up celebrating the holiday girls. Generally March in Japan is traditionally considered to be women’s month.
And today, March 3rd, celebrate the Holiday girls, who affectionately called Hina Matsuri – holiday of Hina dolls or Momo-but the secca (Momo-no Sekku — the feast of the peach blossom. By the way, and we have many girls call themselves “peaches” – and in General, and in particular.
In ancient times girls Holiday celebrated on the third day of the third month just as a seasonal event. At this time, the peasants were relatively free from agricultural work and could enjoy the first warm days, when you started flowering peach trees.
On this day in noble families were invited exorcists who have made special prayer services, aimed at all the troubles people have switched to paper dolls, which were then taken to swim in the river or sea. These dolls were called “nagashi-Bina”, which means – you’ll be surprised, get ready, friends, to the surprise – “dolls, lowered for the river.”
And remember the famous Japanese tradition of origami: make funny these cranes of paper, and it is believed that the one who will Continue reading
All Nations around the world has its own traditions, including the wedding, we selected a list of the strangest, and sometimes unpleasant and wedding traditions. And first place is, in our opinion very understandable and familiar to the tradition, white wedding dress, but in the middle ages, white dress on a woman signified mourning.
1. White dress
Despite the fact that for the Westerners, the white wedding dress – this is a tradition for most of the world, to wear a white dress to a wedding sounds kind of weird. In most countries, the bridesmaid dress is very colorful and variegated. And why are Westerners so limit your choice? It is believed that Queen Victoria began the tradition in 1840, the year when she wore a white dress to her wedding with Prince albert. At the time, it was very controversial because the white color was associated with mourning.
2. Full beauty
Beauty – the concept is so relative that in Mauritania it is believed that the woman will never marry, if she is skinny. Therefore, for the sake of a happy future for their daughters, mothers since the birth of their raskarmlivayut forcibly.
When Continue reading