Every spring, the entire first week of April, Japan celebrates the festival of Kanamara penis Matsuri, and on Sunday the main procession takes place. This festival is a simpler and more accessible form of fertility festival in Shinto. You receive the male organ during the procession and secured in large carts. Even the sweets sold at the festival thematic forms. Men participate in the festival, mostly hiding behind masks, and demonstrate their dignity, the huge size of papier-mache. In addition to screening, men still waving the “devices” and chasing women. However, everything passes the bounds of decency. But the main parade and the main action takes place at the Kanayama Shrine in the Japanese city of Kawasaki. The biggest festival of this kind held in Nagano, where the main figure of the festival weighs over 2 tons. This kind of holidays can not be held in a fun and, especially, without sake.
By the way, Kanamara holiday Matsuri has ancient roots: it was first noted in the 17th century. Then prostitutes pray for protection from syphilis Kanayama Shrine in Kawasaki city. According to the legend, one beautiful girl fell in love with a demon, sharp teeth, and he decided to settle in her cunt, Continue reading
One of the most significant events in life is the wedding. All newlyweds dream that their celebration will be the best, and the Union strong and durable. Relatives, and young, listen to all sorts of advice, remember grandma’s instructions, perform sometimes absurd practices – and all in order not to frighten the budding happiness of a family.
In all world cultures have their own wedding traditions and customs. Some of them are very similar worldwide, but there are those that are inherent only to the given people and are inseparably connected with the religion, lifestyle and history of the nation.
Wedding traditions of the peoples of the world
England . Wedding ceremony heading into the Church, headed by the girl who covers the path of the bride flowers. The more colors, the happier will be the life of his young wife. And yet constricted in the dress should certainly be the new, old thing and something blue. The Englishwoman in no event it is impossible to forget to put a coin in your Shoe otherwise bad luck.
Germany . A very good tradition: one should plant a tree in memorial day. Do the bride and groom Continue reading
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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