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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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 and much more, from which the most bright event in the life of lovers is truly a family, rich and even more important, because due to the ancient traditions of our ancestors.
But in every country – its wedding traditions. Romantic and strange, they reveal the worldview of a whole nation – his understanding of family, love and life.
Wedding tradition, which is present in almost all cultures – young exchanged wedding gifts. Common wedding traditions of many peoples is that very often such a gift is money. For example, in Bulgaria the groom gives the bride on the wedding bag . the bride and groom – handkerchiefs. In Malaysia, wedding gift from groom to the bride is the tray with food and money hidden in figures of flowers and animals.
Often the groom is obliged to present gifts and the bride’s parents. For example, Fiji, the groom gives the bride’s father a whale tooth . as a symbol of wealth and social status.
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A distinctive feature of Japanese culture is the continuity of generations, respect for national traditions, traditions that, in turn, very reasonable and rational. As in any other country, in Japan there are national holidays and traditional. Most of the traditional holidays associated with seasonal changes in nature, which are regarded by the Japanese as little miracles. The largest festivals are celebrated with great pomp. The first holiday is New year. Its celebration over one thousand years old. The New year marked the Japanese 108 strokes of the temple bells. According to the beliefs, 108 beats – 108 is a hassle, a burden on the person. With the last kick of the temple bells that man is freed from them and begins a carefree life. It is customary to recall anything good that happened over the past year to move it to the next. All bad try to leave in the past year. Preparations for New year are made in advance. The Japanese clean their houses and buying gifts. But the focus is on writing postcards «Menaje” for friends and loved ones. Sending a postcard once, it should send every New year. After presenting the cards and other social events, it is customary to visit Continue reading