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Weird inventions that you can only find in Japan

The land of the rising sun made the Japanese are incredibly resourceful nation. But sometimes their creativity and technological researches go too far, thanks to what on light there are things that Westerners find strange and shocking.

1. Faux fangs.

Japanese women literally get crazy with the pointed teeth, which in Japan are called “abea”. Local women are willing to spend hundreds of dollars on cosmetic procedures to attach these mini-fangs on his teeth.

2. Toilet Slippers.

The Japanese are famous for their strict habits of hygiene and sanitation, so it is not surprising that they have toilet Slippers, which are used to minimize contact between the unclean toilet floor and the clean floor in the rest of the house.

3. Unusual Parking.

Live in Japan more than 126 million people. Naturally, saving space has become one of the main problems for local residents, and Parking is no exception. If you arrive at the Mall, you will surely stumble here on these unusual places for Parking.

Judging by the ingredients, Japanese mayonnaise is no different from usual, but its presence makes strange Japanese. While the rest of the world normally uses mayonnaise sandwiches and salads, traditional Japanese use Kewpie mayonnaise Continue reading

The Wind in the pines. 5000 years of Korean art

“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

The Six most creepy and strange features of Japanese culture

A hikikomori

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

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