Traditions of the tea ceremony in Japan
In Japan, every moment of life is associated with a long tradition, which is revered by the nation. The meal in this country is equal to the whole ritual with…

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Traditions of greetings in China and Japan - WU - path in search of self
Today is talk a little bit about greetings. Compare the ritual adopted in Europe and Chinese/Japanese ceremony. We are all so accustomed to the ritual to shake hands when meeting,…

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Women North Korea

Here we have already read to you the Revolutionary legends of the North Korea and also looked at the Metro in North Korea and just pictures of life , and today I read information that women North Korea bring more than 70% of income in family budgets. Until I realized why.

Let’s look at these faces …

The woman in the gift shop in Central Rason city.

North Korean women complain about men, like “a light bulb that does not burn all day”. This shows how useless steel men plan their families. Women of North Korea independent and strong, and their independence and strength will increase, since the state has little to give people.

A woman working at the South Korean plant in the industrial zone of Kaesong.

Most of these women cannot be called wealthy, but nonetheless their income significantly higher income of their husbands. In fact, the sudden surge of capitalism has led to strengthening the position of women in society.

The administrator the room at the hotel in the resort of Kumgang.

In North Korea, unlike many other Communist countries, the idea of division of labour has not found such hot support. Therefore, the choice of women in favor of marriage and homemaking Continue reading

The Traditions and customs of Northern Cyprus

To feel confident in any situation, it is highly desirable to study the customs of the places with which residents have to communicate. Ignorance of the intricacies of the mentality of foreign friends and business partners can lead to unfortunate misunderstandings. Even the most ordinary and harmless, in our opinion, things can be perceived negatively by the other party.

The people of Japan it is not customary to “gift” items in the amount of four pieces and nine: these numbers are consonant with the words “death” and “pain”. This tradition is so strong that many hospitals are missing the fourth and ninth floors. Be sure to wrap the gift in beautiful wrapping paper. Color packing can be anything but white: in Japan it is the color of mourning.

In China, Your gift will take not at once: at first he would politely refuse. You need to be persistent and to show strength of character. To offer your gift two or three times. To say that this thing is pretty minor, and refusal to accept it can offend You. Valid the gift immediately deployed and see. Here it is a widespread custom to give a pair of things, as a symbol of harmony and unity. But a watch to give to the Chinese is not accepted: this word is consonant with the word Continue reading

Encyclopedia of Tea

Section “tea” will tell You in detail about where, how and when people drank tea and, of course, much more. Section “Types and varieties of tea” will help You to understand all the tea variety and choose the flavor that will give You pleasure. In the section “tea” for You are chosen of different methods and recipes of your favourite drink.

Section “Tea etiquette” will teach You the tradition of tea drinking. But if You dream of competing in a real tea ceremony, here You’ll teach it. “Dessert with tea” — the most delicious section of our website. It offers recipes of the most popular desserts for tea.

The spread of tea.

Active tea trade began in China since the fifth century. Tea from China along the silk road got abroad: through Central and Western Asia, Afghanistan and Persia to Rome. In a 729 year tea was introduced to Japan, where he was unusually roads and was considered as a miracle drink. It took about a hundred years, and it has spread to Korea, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India.

The Indians were convinced in the powerful influence of drink on the body and has long been considered a tea drug. Europe tried tealeaves only in the XVI century. The pioneers among the Europeans were the Portuguese. In Holland and France tea appeared in the first half of XVII century. Foggy Continue reading