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.”
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Today, sushi is one of the most popular dishes in the world. However, most often in Russia, Europe and America under this name serves something which is very far from the original. That is why we will talk about how to make real sushi in Japan.
The dish, dubbed “sushi” (“sushi”) in Japan, appeared in the VII century. It was prepared as follows: raw fish sprinkled with salt and mixed with rice, and then it all fit under the stone press for several months and was resting. This technology is considered one of the oldest methods of preservation. Even the character for sushi translates as “pickled fish”. Since then, the technique of making sushi is constantly changing: in the XVII century in Japan, a huge spread of rice vinegar, which is added to sushi, to give the dish spicy. In addition, under the “sushi” was hiding not already marinated, and raw fish.
Modern look dish acquired only in the nineteenth century. Its Creator can be considered a Japanese chef, Cohea, who concocted rice ball, coated it wasabi (Japanese horseradish that has a antimicrobial properties), and on top put a piece of raw fish. This type of sushi is called nigiri – it was with him and began a triumphal procession of Japanese dishes around the world. Today there are several types of this famous Japanese dish:
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Seoul is a city with 600 years of stories and now metropolis… to Write something new and unusual is quite difficult or almost impossible. Already a lot of different stories and novels written about him.
The very pronunciation of the name of the capital of South Korea in Russian sounds not correct to Seoul. Not just because right was previously read by Latin transcription. It is more correct to call the “Soul”, which in Korean stands for the capital.
Seoul is the largest city in the country, here are the most headquarters of international companies and financial companies. The city is truly unique, so get on in it ancient traditions and modern values.
To get to the city will not make special work. As each day of summer flights of “Aeroflot” and “Korea Air”. The airport though is in the neighboring city of Incheon(Incheon international airport ), but it does not matter, because from there you can take bus, taxi or train ride A REX.
The climate of the capital is very similar to European, so you should not have problems with acclimatization.
As Seoul is in the heart of the metropolis, and you can always meet a huge tube. In order not to waste your time, I recommend to use the meter.
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