“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
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
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