«Nihon koku” – 日本国 – literally means “the birthplace of the Sun”. Mysterious Eastern country with the romantic name “the land of the rising sun” is now one of the most economically developed countries in the world. Japanese culture is one of very ancient. First signs of colonization of the Japanese archipelago appeared about 40 thousand years before our era. In the 3rd century of our era, the most powerful Principality of Japan was a land ruled by a woman. Until the 12th century of our era, traditional marriages were polygamous. Men had several wives. They lived in different houses, he visited them and lived with each for several weeks. But since then the tradition has changed, every Japanese is, by law, can only have one wife.
• In the middle ages marriage was allowed to create military or economic coalition between families. To search for a suitable candidate for groom hired a special SWAT – nakodo. Responsible for a dysfunctional marriage too carried nakodo.
• In the Edo period marriages could be concluded even without the presence of bride and groom.
• Decision of marriage taken by the parents of the bride and groom until the mid 20th century.
• To the arranged marriages still have a positive attitude, because the members of noble families decided to marry Continue reading
Tours to South Korea from Yaroslavl
Visa. Russian citizens to visit South Korea require a visa.
Money. Won (W, KRW). Money can be exchanged in large hotels, in currency exchange offices, in banks. Small shops accept dollars. Some ATMs operate around the clock. International credit cards are accepted everywhere. Travelers cheques can be cashed at travel agencies and in offices of international companies, banks.
Transport. Transport network in South Korea is well developed. Network rail and the highways are very thick. The tourists are very popular comfortable Express buses. In South Korea, there are 4 types of trains – passenger, Express, super-fast and Express trains. Ferries connect many Korean cities.
Time. Korean time is ahead of Moscow 5 hours.
Tip. In South Korea it is not customary to leave a tip.
Geography. South Korea is located to the South of the Korean Peninsula, in northeast Asia. South Korea borders with North Korea. South Korea is bordered by the Korean Strait, Yellow, and Japan seas. The highest point – the Halla, 1950 m South Korea’s Landscape is very diverse, 70% of the territory is occupied by low mountains. The Capital Is Seoul.
“Exhibition of classical art Korea in the Hermitage long – awaited event. Long and long ago we worked with Korean colleagues on the fact that it was held and took place exactly as she appears before the audience in a solemn Nicholas hall.
The art and history of the East – an old and favorite theme of the Hermitage. However, it turned out that the cultural heritage of Korea in our collections are presented. Today and for several months this gap is filled with exceptional quality things, as originating from famous collections and high-level Museum work of the National Museum of Korea.
Without Korea our ideas about the art of the Far East is not just incomplete, they are flawed. Special stylistics of Korean culture and its specific roots are closely linked not only with the cultures of neighbors, but have clearly perceived the differences. They just feel and not just describable. In traditional Korean style the austere simplicity is combined with an air sophistication. In this sense, very characteristic of the various figures of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, telling us about a special and specific shade of Buddhism. The monumental bordering on stiffness, suddenly turns into an amazing tenderness in the turn of the head, movement Continue reading