Japan — the amazing Oriental country, notable for its unusual culture and flavor. Every tourist who visited this corner of the world, surely have much to suffer, thinking about what to bring as a gift to friends and family. Indeed, in Japan, so many interesting to choose something specific among an unprecedented variety of Souvenirs can be very tricky.
People who are fortunate enough to be in the land of the rising sun, try to enjoy shopping, buying various items for themselves and gifts for loved ones. Most often tourists buy:
tableware and ceramics;
various national Souvenirs.
In Japan, a developed system of shopping centres, so in order to purchase everything you need, it is not necessary to go to a special store. Clothes, food, and Souvenirs can be bought in one place.
If you’re in the Japanese capital Tokyo, you can see there are whole shopping districts, many of which are shops of a certain topic. For example, expensive clothes of famous brands that you can buy on the street in Ginza. In the Tokyo district of Akihabara is a huge number of stores and Commission, selling a variety of electronics. The center of youth life of the capital of Japan is Shibuya. Here are fashion clothing and accessories, as well as clubs, bars and cinemas.
Basic customs and traditions of China
China – amazing and beautiful country, which annually attracts millions of tourists from all corners of the globe to explore not only its attractions, but also to look at the life of the local people, their culture.
Of course, each country has its own special customs, traditions, a certain way of life. And the exception here is China – one of the oldest countries in the world with its rich traditions and customs, rooted deeply in history. The Chinese traditions are an important part and integral part of Chinese culture in General.
China – a huge multi-ethnic country, and every single nationality has its own traditions and idiosyncrasies manifested in the manner of eating and dress, in lifestyle, in conducting rituals and ceremonies and many other things.
So, the staple food in the South is the rice, and the inhabitants of the Northern regions give preference to flour products. Uzbeks, Kazakhs and Uyghurs like to eat the lamb kebab.Among the Mongols in honor fried thick docks, and the Koreans eat cold noodles. As for dress codes, there are also differences: manjuri are “either male or female garments” (female typical dress with Chinese embroidery and paintings); the Tibetans – “Chub” (long caftan); the Uighurs – embroidered skullcaps; the women Continue reading
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