Sakura – the symbol of Japan and Japanese culture
The Japanese Sakura is a well – known symbol of Japan and Japanese culture. The Haar, the Japanese spring – time blossoming of Japanese Sakura, which is associated with one of the most beautiful holidays of the Country of the Rising Sun. Sakura – the Japanese name for ornamental tree, referring to the form of the cherry blossom Sakura festival on your mobile, and its inflorescences and have long been revered by the Japanese.
March 27, starting from the 4th year of Heisei (1992) public organization “Society of Japanese Sakura” entered the Blossom Festival, or Hanami. Hanami (hanami) is an ancient Japanese tradition of admiring the flowers, one of the most popular spring holidays (from the word “Hana” is flower and “mi” – look), which literally means “viewing flowers”. In the feast of the flowering and taking part of their “family stone”.
The cherry blossom is considered Japan’s national event. The color pink in Japan but also in Korea and in China is a symbol of the celebration of spring, awakening of nature, beginning of life. In addition, the Japanese Sakura is a traditional symbol of feminine youth and beauty. Image of plum blossom is the five leaves. It symbolizes the five major wishes for luck, prosperity, longevity, joy and peace.
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«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.
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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.