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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

Weird sexual traditions of the peoples of the world

For the life of a person must be a little: to eat, to sleep warm and have sex. Interesting, but in most people, the last item dominates the first two: it is better to be hungry and sleepy, but fully satisfied in their personal lives. Today we offer a selection of the most strange and unusual sexual traditions in the world.

Tibet. On a deserted Tibetan territories was practiced something similar, but here the girl could not marry until, until you get 20 lovers. In small tribes, where almost all had each other’s relatives, to realize this was impossible, so becoming a bride, she went to the feat. Alone or together with his mother she came out on the road though occasionally passed the travelers, and offered a night of love in exchange for a small gift. By the way, to collect these Souvenirs the girls told me not greed and accountability, the return to the tribe the elders had to demonstrate not less than twenty gifts. However, it affected not only unmarried girls, but also quite family ladies. Any guest of the tribe, who drew attention to the wife of the owner of the house had a right to spend the night with her, and most of the tribe is promised prosperity and wealth.

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Main traditions and customs of China

Basic customs and traditions of China

China – amazing and beautiful country, which annually attracts millions of tourists from all corners of the globe to explore not only its attractions, but also to look at the life of the local people, their culture.

Of course, each country has its own special customs, traditions, a certain way of life. And the exception here is China – one of the oldest countries in the world with its rich traditions and customs, rooted deeply in history. The Chinese traditions are an important part and integral part of Chinese culture in General.

China – a huge multi-ethnic country, and every single nationality has its own traditions and idiosyncrasies manifested in the manner of eating and dress, in lifestyle, in conducting rituals and ceremonies and many other things.

So, the staple food in the South is the rice, and the inhabitants of the Northern regions give preference to flour products. Uzbeks, Kazakhs and Uyghurs like to eat the lamb kebab.Among the Mongols in honor fried thick docks, and the Koreans eat cold noodles. As for dress codes, there are also differences: manjuri are “either male or female garments” (female typical dress with Chinese embroidery and paintings); the Tibetans – “Chub” (long caftan); the Uighurs – embroidered skullcaps; the women Continue reading

Tea traditions of different countries
China It is considered that drinking tea began in the territory of the modern Chinese province of Sichuan (Four streams). According to historians, the tradition of drinking tea goes back…

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Japanese cuisine
One reason for the longevity of the Japanese is their traditional, harmoniously composed diet. In Japanese cuisine is a very important principle of seasonality, which consists in selecting the components…

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What is actually eaten in Japan
Throughout Japan, many may be surprised to discover that the Japanese do not eat sushi every day, but in Japanese cuisine, there are many typical Japanese dishes that are definitely…

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