Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Japan and Japanese - part 1. 43 photos

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This time an album almost atypical. Usually I devote the sketches to landscapes, instead of people which in general infrequently I start up in the staff. But today the question will be not so much Japan, how many about Japanese.
To apply for excellent knowledge of a subject for my part, certainly, would be too recklessly. It is difficult to make judgement under not numerous read books and weeks as a matter of fact a tourist sight at the country of the Rising sun. Therefore I shall try to state mainly the facts or to retell heard by me from those who lives in Japan not the first year.

It is considered to be, that Japan - the country "old". Really, older persons here suffices, though and it is impossible to tell, that they noticeably prevail in streets. However it is not necessary to attribute high life expectancy of Japanese to merits of local system of public health services. More likely, here live long not thanking, and contrary to doctors.
The matter is that rigid quotations are established on medical services by the state, thus the salary of the medical personnel does not depend in any way on a skill level. Accordingly, on the one hand, there is no motivation to improve professional skills, to receive scientific degrees, etc. On the other hand, a unique way to raise the income - to tighten process of treatment. I heard from local Russian emigrants stories about the Japanese doctors who treated patients expensive, but the useless patented means (the system of state regulation of the prices is not distributed to them), in a result lead up trifling disease to necessity as a matter of fact "gold" operation. And it instead of at once appointing fast, effective and inexpensive course of treatment.
The state understands complexity of a problem with public health services, but to solve her cannot yet.
Well and to live long to Japanese the healthy simple food, physical exercises and absence of material problems on pension helps.

Pensioners in Japan - the richest and rather numerous part of the population. Policies conduct struggle for their voices, but most difficultly it is necessary army of experts in marketing. Pensioners have significant money resources, however spend them reluctantly. To convince pensioners to get these or those goods - a problem not trivial even for skilful sharks of business.
For the Russian person it is unusual to see on roads weight of the smart machines creeping on small speed which rudders convulsively compress grandfathers and grandmothers, as they say, the present divine dandelions. Especially if it is such machines, as Hammer, BMW the seventh series, and furthermore - ultraexpensive European «спортивки». Last fact especially afflicts managers Toyota. However what to do, if old men prefer to buy machines of marks which were prestigious within their youth, and not so pretentious, but too young Lexus?:)

In national clothes in Japan go rather seldom. This grandmother in a kimono and traditional footwear гэта I have met on narrow улочках an old part of Niigata - a seaport at northern coast of island Honshu approximately at four o'clock drivings from Tokyo.

And I have seen these two elderly women on Sunday in Tokyo.

On my supervision, the youth extremely seldom carries a kimono. Usually only in that case when national облачение is the service form. For example, as at this traditional restaurant.

As they say on taste and color, but I personally after more than plentiful and smart dinner in the Japanese style have remained hungry. The feeling of famine disappeared only after I have gone to "McDonalds" and have stuck a teeth into a cheap cheeseburger. And absolutely I am silent how legs after an hour of sitting on a mat - татами before a low little table were ill.

The good-natured cook in a land-bar named in the guidebook a ridiculous name «Susikky».

Last "authentic" photo - a rickshaw (the correct name on - nпо¡ß¬¿ sounds as дзинрикися) rolls the compatriots.
For the information: internal tourism in Japan is advanced not as an example better external. Last has mainly exit character, that only not so long ago began to puzzle the government of the country. For some reason earlier it did not count up a difference between many billions which the army of the Japanese tourists spends worldwide, and more modest sums spent in Japan by considerably less numerous foreigners.
Probably, be a national economy in the best position, Japanese would prefer to not notice still specified дисбаланс. In modern Japan it is a lot of cosmopolitans, but traditional xenofobia is strong enough also. Knowingly all the same this country was fenced off by centuries from all world.
The Japanese nationalism seldom is evident to tourists (legendary Japanese politeness) affects, and here emigrants with his displays collide frequently (on whom Japanese meet every day, politeness is distributed far from being always). Is here and institutions « only for Japanese » about what, signboards, certainly, hold back, but the headwaiter with apologies will inform any come foreigner, that « to the deepest regret, places are not present », let even the hall will be completely empty.

In Japan very not ordinary attitude to children is accepted. Till five years them indulge incredibly, all forgive them, load gifts. Then the attitude sharply varies just what isn't needed: from children start to ask much, become to them rather both rather exacting and severe. On this account there is a local saying, something like « All over again it is necessary to concern to the child as to small emperor, and then - as to the servant, and only then it will grow provisional and respectful ». In practice it is frequently poured out in original cruelty. For example, in punishment for insignificant, in our opinion, a fault of the child can expose in the winter evening on street at some o'clock per thin domestic clothes and hungry. And the child himself will not ask the help at familiar, especially for another's people. It even will assure compassionate, but such silly foreigners that has casually slammed behind itself a door, having overlooked keys, and anybody are not present a house, but parents soon already will arrive. This history - completely real case.

Usually almost all schoolboys in Japan carry the form, especially it concerns respectable educational institutions where on the given account there are very strict rules. One of two: or these kids study in absolutely in simple school, or they just go on preparatory courses before receipt to the first class.

On that these girls - schoolgirls of middle classes, the length of skirts eloquently specifies. In elementary grades a skirt longer, and in grown-ups - short. Taking into account, that at the majority of the Japanese girls of a leg, to put it mildly, are far from perfect, such rules are difficult for naming wise.

In the winter it is even worse: from schoolgirls carrying all the same short skirts and white golfs demand. Warm stockings are strictly forbidden. Hardly probable it is in the positive image it is reflected on health, as winters in a number of areas of Japan rather severe.

It is a platform of railway station of Niigata. The input on it is carried out directly from the area. The umbrella in a corner of the staff deserves a separate mention. In many public places of cities of Japan racks with free-of-charge umbrellas cost. The one whom the elements has caught napping is supposed, that, can freely take a umbrella, and then put it in the similar rack here or in the other place.

Somehow Dmitry Krylov « Useless notes » has joked of the, that японок it is very easy to distinguish from Chinese women or koreans, having looked on their legs.:)

And it is the school form for boys. Fortunately, up to килтов Japanese have not guessed.:)

Rare exception - rather high girls. For the information: in local shops size L is European S.

The most part of young people outside educational institutions prefers all the same not the school form, and a youth fashion.

Thus, from the point of view of the European, in the field of clothes Japanese can seldom flash faultless taste and feeling of style.
Bicyclists in Japan it is valid loads and loads. I so up to the end have not understood a rule of their movement on sidewalks. As against Finland the allocated paths for bicycles in the Japanese cities practically are not present (but for them there are special lifts on bridges, etc.). Similarly, that as against link sided movement on highways, bicyclists keep to the right. Well and pedestrians simply go, as him it is more convenient.

Umbrellas here are frequently used as protection not only against a rain, but also against the sun.

Night life Ikeburko - one of «Party» areas Tokyos.

This time girls are rescueed under umbrellas from a rain.

What pretty girls!..:) By the way, these and previous pictures have been made in the temple city of Nikko where legendary shogun Tokugava Iejasu is buried. Perhaps, I subsequently shall devote to this place a separate album.

At all all Japanese are slender, in fact all the same the country of the Rising sun is the native land of struggle сумо! Сумо in Japan - very popular kind of sports having the army of fans and own financial industry. This struggle here is not less popular, than at us football or hockey. However which year successively champions on сумо become Mongols.

And vagabonds in Japan not so it is a lot of beggars, but all of them-таки are. Once I even saw the beggar in Tokyo, that for this country with its code of honour - the thing directly unprecedented, is similar to visit of martians.

Continuation follows.............

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1 comment:

Mariam Dib said...

Like it! :P I really want to go to Japan :P