Known Russian film Director Alexander Sokurov starts shooting a new film about Japanese Emperor Hirohito, who is the third in the tetralogy on the theme of power. In 1999 came the painting “Moloch” about Hitler . and 2001 – “Taurus” about Lenin . The working title of the new film “the Sun” .
As in the previous two parts, the future hero of the film is shown in time of crisis. The film covers the events between the two historic decisions of Hirohito: the announcement of surrender in world war II and the renunciation of his divine status. The shock of the Japanese back then was so great that the country was overwhelmed by a wave of ritual suicides highest dignitaries, some of which was made right in front of the Imperial Palace.
Alexander Sokurov (Director): “We are interested in such details, which even today are not very interested in historians. And we should write all this in our film”.
Today the attitude to this period of history among Japanese mixed. According to the Director, information about these years are hard to find. For a long time in Japan, studies of this period were almost closed, and partly it’s the taboo still persists.
Alexander Sokurov consults with Japanese historians, however, said that they agreed to work on the condition Continue reading
National organization of tourism of Korea invites you to participate in the collection of ginseng, and also offers to feel the healing power of this plant.
Ginseng is one of the most valuable medicinal plants in Asia, renowned for its healing and strengthening the body properties. Traditionally, ginseng was one of the most favorite gifts Korean rulers, which they exchanged with the Chinese rulers, as well as the main trading goods during the reign of the Koryo dynasty (918 – 1392 ad).
Variety of ginseng found in Korea is known as “Panax ginseng C A Meyer” (panax – “all”) or “the Bark of INSAM” (jenjen the Crust). This plant is divided into two types: “Samson” wild mountain ginseng “INSAM” – cultivated ginseng. If the first type is known as a means effective with stronger effect, the second type being grown specifically to meet the growing demand, because scientists do not cease to improve its quality.
To get acquainted with a long tradition and history of this medicinal plant everyone will be able at the ginseng Festival – 2009. It will be held from 18 to 27 September on the square downtown ginseng Kumsan district and the Street of ginseng and herbs County Kumsan-gun, the province of chungcheongnam-do.
There are quite a affordable and effective way: to pay attention to what is happening in the world now, and look at the proposed historical texts through modernity. Now I love tea? In China, Central Asia, Japan, Azerbaijan, Iran. In his native Russia. Sometimes to the list of tea drinkers add England. However, there is information that the use of tea in England was introduced legislatively-enforced in 1851. Was published the so-called «law on the five o-clock”.
One of the points of this act was ordered filed mandatory 15-minute tea at five o’clock. Thus, the British proved to the world that will be forced. However. After a service of modern day Englishmen are cutting the shaft to drink beer and play cards in public houses – «public houses”. The pub – abbreviated. Invasion in tea house – not observed. Therefore, there is great suspicion that the soul is stored in the Englishman pub. With other Western European countries the situation is relatively tea is even more stressful.
In Finland, for example, tea is still called «Russian drink”, and the Finns themselves, of course, prefer coffee. In France, according to eyewitnesses, the morning drink a Cup of tea – a big problem. Continue reading