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
The homeland of tea is considered China first began to cultivate tea bushes. From China tea spread first across Southeast Asia, and then along the Great silk road travelers brought to Europe. Initially, tea is valued very expensive, like any overseas goods. But, despite this, the popularity of the drink grew steadily. Especially fond of tea to the inhabitants of England, because when cheese and cool climate its use is a great way to warm up.
Properties of tea
Almost immediately after tea became widespread, people discovered its medicinal properties. In China tea was originally used as a medicine and only in our days has become an everyday drink. Let’s call the main currently known beneficial properties of tea:
-Due to the contained caffeine tea has a tonic effect.
-Also, caffeine has a beneficial effect on the heart muscle and the circulatory system.
-Tea is known as an excellent sudorific (promotes sweating) tool. No wonder the people of Central Asia, despite the hot climate, drink tea often and in large quantities that often surprises Europeans. Actually tea, improving the perspiration evaporates moisture from the body surface, and hence does not allow the body to overheat. Profuse sweating can also produce waste from the body.
-Antiseptic action of black and green tea is used in diarrhea. Strong tea kills harmful intestinal 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.