Wedding traditions of the peoples of the world
Many of us, finally, having been a guest at the wedding, surprised by the variety of national wedding traditions in Ukraine – all this matchmaking, standing on the towels, masks…

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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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National culinary tradition of Japan

Culinary traditions of different Nations rarely not at all comparable with the peoples of neighbouring countries. To this rare exception is Japanese cooking, which significantly differs not only from European but also from the traditions of neighboring Asian Nations. The Foundation of cooking is the respect to the original view of the products and high demands for quality.

Origins of cultural traditions historians consider laying on the altars of the kami of the best gifts of the seas, fields and mountains while maintaining its poetic relationship to the products in the form of gifts of nature. The emergence of the concept of dishes related to rice cultivation and the name gohan means food, and transformed into the modern concept of cooked rice. Historically gohan was limited to the equivalent of bread and served as a basis to prepare the condiments, beverages and confectionery. These include sake or rice vodka, Shochu as moonshine and mirin or sweet sake. Rice is the base for cooking the sauce, pasta and bukusu or beer. The peculiarity of cooking rice is the observance of the canons in the absence of salt, spices, oil and clean product type in a defined proportion with water.

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