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What to bring from Japan

 

Japan — the amazing Oriental country, notable for its unusual culture and flavor. Every tourist who visited this corner of the world, surely have much to suffer, thinking about what to bring as a gift to friends and family. Indeed, in Japan, so many interesting to choose something specific among an unprecedented variety of Souvenirs can be very tricky.

Common gifts

People who are fortunate enough to be in the land of the rising sun, try to enjoy shopping, buying various items for themselves and gifts for loved ones. Most often tourists buy:

electronics;

clothes;

cosmetics;

tableware and ceramics;

food;

various national Souvenirs.

In Japan, a developed system of shopping centres, so in order to purchase everything you need, it is not necessary to go to a special store. Clothes, food, and Souvenirs can be bought in one place.

If you’re in the Japanese capital Tokyo, you can see there are whole shopping districts, many of which are shops of a certain topic. For example, expensive clothes of famous brands that you can buy on the street in Ginza. In the Tokyo district of Akihabara is a huge number of stores and Commission, selling a variety of electronics. The center of youth life of the capital of Japan is Shibuya. Here are fashion clothing and accessories, as well as clubs, bars and cinemas.

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Japanese Sakura Flower article

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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Wedding traditions of Japan

«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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