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日本のファッションとデザイン

日本のファッションとデザイン...

Japan has already had its significant role on the map of Fashion World. Japanese designers are shining on the best fashion stages of the planet. Accordingly, worldwide designers are also inspired in creating traditional Japanese costumes and accessories. For real stylish people, Tokyo, of course, is a city of dreams. In Tokyo there are the best boutiques of worldwide brands as well as the shops of the local designers. They suggest the most actual clothes, shoes and accessories here in Tokyo. The tourists pay much attention to young people in «Kawaii» style. It seems...
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日本の建築

日本の建築

Architecture in Japan, as well as a lot of things in this country, includes early ancient monuments and modern masterpieces. The all ancient maintained buildings of the world (VI century) are located in Japan. However, there are many contemporary constructions and architectural monuments here in Japan. The powerful stimulus of architecture, as well as the culture of Japan, is the results of Buddhism adoption. Up to the XIX century the main concentration in architecture was China, however, Japanese architects turned the foreign samples into the real Japanese...
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日本のガーデン

日本のガーデン

There is hardly another place in the world where the landscape art has been inspired as tenderly as it is in Japan. Even in early middle ages Japanese people paid special attention to the nature by creating wonderful gardens and parks. This is called landscape in European culture. These gardens were meaningful in Buddhist conceptions. The island was in the centre of the composition (rocks, pavilions) surrounded by lakes. It was considered to be the heaven symbol in the middle of the ocean. Famous Byodo-in temple located in Byodo-in Uji (nearby Kyoto) is a wonderful...
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奇妙な習慣

奇妙な習慣

The traditions of all the nations have certain elements of absurdity. We, for example, drink for health. The Japanese in their turn have their own absurdities.        1.New Year During New Year celebration on the tables of the Japanese there is no dolma, no pork and there are no fireworks. They quietly go to bed, get up early in the morning and go together to meet the New Year sunrise.        2.Alwayssay “yes” The Japanese never say “no”. Every time, when it is necessary to refuse somebody, they choose a more respectful way of refusing or an agreement,...
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日本人の名前

日本人の名前

Japan is a unique country, which totally differs from the rest of the countries of the world. It has a unique cuisine, a living, which is characteristic of him. Even the customs of the Japanese differ from those of other nations. The names of the Japanese are also unique. The Japanese names have two components: a name (surname), which is passed from generation to generation and a name, which is given after birth. Usually, when introducing themselves they write their surname and then–name. However, nowadays, in the European style sometimes they write their name first and...
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日本の演劇能楽(ビデオ)

日本の演劇能楽(ビデオ)

The borderline of the Japanese theater, which goes to extremes, begins with the tragic plays and ends with the performances of the colorful world of puppet, that have theatrical shading. The oldest one from the local theaters is the theater Noh. It has originated in the 14th century. It is a musical-dancing drama, which has originated with the help of men’s choir, pipe and two-three drums. Performances mainly consist of three plays, each of them lasts for thirty minutes. They are mainly dramatic shadings of phenomena concerning the Japanese, legends based on the...
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花見(ビデオ)

花見(ビデオ)

The blossoming of sakura is the most important event in Japan, which symbolizes the coming of spring. In the beginning sakura–the flower of cherry, here had the idea of life being delicate and ephemeral: like sakura life is short and not stable. The Japanese appreciate this little performance staged by the nature, where the heroines are the cherry-trees crowned with flowers so much, that they treat this phenomenon as a national holiday and call it Hanami (O-Hanami). On these days all the parks, squares and Buddhist shrines are more crowded than ever. The opportunity to...
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日本文化(ビデオ)

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アニメ

アニメ

«Romance in pictures»-maybe this is the most typical translation of Japanese word «manga». This is form of descriptive art and literature. Manga readers are of different agd having different interests. Manga is a creation of the most different genres. Manga can be adventurous, romantic, sport, historical, humorous, scientific-fantastic, horror, erotic or so on. The word «manga» was used by famous Japanese painter Katsusiki Khakusaem in 1814. At that time his created book was description of white and black eskizes. He titled the book «Manga» (automatic eskizes)....
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生け花の文化

生け花の文化

November 5, 2009 According to the Japanese painters, the infinite beauty of the figures of flora finds its expression in the art of ikebana. It is the art of flower decoration or making bouquets, but not in an ordinary concept, it has a philosophy in itself. Ikebana has 800 years’ history. It was created in the Temple of Buddha by the clergymen. It is said that the Japanese women cannot marry unless they know the art of sewing, cooking and ikebana. Still at the age of 7 the Japanese girls are taught the art of making compositions. Simultaneously, in children they bring...
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時計のメカニズムからゴールデンレイン(ビデオ)...

In 2014, DGT Architects company together with the Japanese CITIZEN Company producing watches has organized a unique installation, which brings to life the watches that are used in everyday life. During the installation titled “Light is Time” there were used the mechanisms of 65.000 clocks, which were hung in a dark room from black threads and were like the sparkling golden drops of rain. The installation was firstly exhibited in Milan with 80 000 mechanisms, but now it has been transported to Tokyo and will be continued until November 28.  It’s worth seeing...
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日本の服の歴史

Clothing (ifuku) in Japan is divided into two types: wafuku (clothing in Japanese style) and yofuku (clothing in the Western style). Nowadays “kimono” is called the type of dressing gown, which is fastened on the body with a belt. However, in the centuries past this type of clothing was called “kosode” (kimono can also mean the Japanese clothing in general). The history of Japanese traditional clothing is somehow the history of the development of kosode. In the result of the penetration of Buddhism and the system of Chinese government into Japan, there were adopted...
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盆栽とは何ですか?

盆栽とは何ですか?

Bonsai (盆栽) are potted miniature trees which are carefully styled to achieve an aesthetic effect. The concept was first imported into Japan from China more than a thousand years ago. Since then, a distinctive style of this art form has been developed in Japan. Various techniques such as the trimming of roots and wiring are used to keep the trees small but in proportion to how they might have looked if grown in nature. This achieves the effect of condensing the appearance of a natural tree or forest within the pot, leaving room for artistic imagination. Typical...
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2015年の東京の花火大会

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3NtmqvMZIQ
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日本での裸の男の祭り(裸祭り)...

Every year in February, thousands of Japanese men go out into the street to celebrate the Festival of Naked Men (Hadaka Matsuri). According to the Japanese by taking part in the festival, the whole year will be full of success. The festival has been celebrated since 767 in different towns, but it is gorgeously celebrated in the Town of Inajava, where the number of participants reaches 3000. They are dressed only in loincloths (called fundoshi) and wooden sandals. In the ceremony, there participate only men at the age of 23-43, who nakedly go out into the street in the...
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世界を変えることができる8クレイジー日本の発明...

Japan has all the rights to be considered a leading country in the sphere of technique and electronics. During the last years more and more often we hear about silly, funny and absolutely incomprehensible discoveries of the Japanese engineers. And it is so, because the world market is full of the discoveries of the quick-witted inhabitants of the country of the rising: discoveries, which are mostly senseless and non-practical. Anyway, most of them are real masterpieces. However, our the reference is about the Japanese masterpieces, which one day will probably change our...
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日本では劇場の俳優がロボットである

日本では劇場の俳優がロボットである...

08 October 2013 The new staff of the actors was accepted by the foreign audience ambiguously The Japanese have staged “Three Sisters” by Anton Chekhov. The new actors don’t need rehearsals, they are just programmed. The main hero needs only electricity because he is a robot.  In the “Three Sisters” the Japanese android embodies the youngest sister – Irina. The actions, however, have been transferred to the Japan of 2030-ies. The roles of maids are also performed by the robots. But the Japanese “Three Sisters” isn’t accepted in all...
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京都市の博物館でヴァン王国のネックレスを格納されている...

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日本のリトル子供たちはアルメニア人アラム・ハチャトゥリアンの「つるぎのまい」音楽...

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歌舞伎

歌舞伎

Kabuki (歌舞伎) is Japanese traditional theater, it’s roots go back to the Edo era. It has been recognized as one of Japan’s three classic theaters, among them are nohe and bunrakun. Kabuki was included in the UNESCO-’s intangible cultural heritage list. Kabuki is a way to bring art to the people. It covers in detail designed clothes, attractive makeup, unusual wigs, and the most important part is the actors exaggerated game. Movements previously thought needs for rendering the to audience the meaning of the performance: it is very important because during...