Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Kimono - a traditional Japanese clothing worn by men, women and children. But very often in a kimono can see the women, as originally it was the clothing geisha. It is worn not only on holidays, but also in everyday days. For example, during the holidays trying to put a bright kimono, with a variety of patterns. It could be flowers, fish, birds and much more. Everyday is a kimono usually dark colors and simple colors. The same kimono differs from the material. This can be silk, which is more expensive, or cotton. For women's kimono as a symbol of femininity, purity and nobility. A popular if this type of clothing now?

Kimono - clothing fashionistas in our time, no magazine is complete without a photo shoot in a kimono. Heroes anime cartoons at least once appear on the screen in this kind of clothing. At the fashion show is always a collection of the most exciting colors. For example, in a popular magazine "Popteen" appeared advertising a new collection of "Kyoto Sweet Collection".

Kimono is chosen depending on age, marital status and type of event:

Kurotomesode - black kimono, having image just below the waistline. This is the most formal kimono for married women. It is also often used at weddings in dresses mother of bride and groom.

Furisode - kimono with long sleeves. This is the most formal kimono for unmarried women, it is worn bridesmaids on the wedding.  

Irotomesode - monochrome kimono, painted below the waist. This type of kimono a little less formal than kurotomesode.
              Homongi - kimono for receptions. It is present along the image of the shoulders and sleeves. Wear it both married and unmarried women.

Tsukesage - ornaments are more modest than homongi. Most of them covers the space below the waist.
Iromudzi - it is worn by women in tea ceremonies. Fabric is always one color.
Comon - kimono with a fine figure, so they can be worn as a city and a restaurant.

Edo komon - kimonos in peas. In the Edo era it was worn samurai.

Uchikake - formal kimono, which are the bride or which appear on stage. Dresses over the kimono as a raincoat. Usually a bright color or white.

Mofuku - kimono, made of black silk. All accessories to the kimono, too black. He dresses in the day of the funeral processions.

This beautiful dress inspired and continues to inspire many people to write poems, paintings, to make a film and much more. Kimono - part of the history of Japan, which is not yet finished.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Japanese toilet...

Back at the dawn of the civilized world Japan amazed the world with their technological achievements (take, for example, Nintendo and the Tamagotchi). Some Japanese products were able to circumvent and subjugate the world, radically changing the lives and outlook of people. The world is rapidly beginning to introduce Japanese technological achievements in life. But when it comes to the toilet, Westerners are horrified by the fact that the Japanese even a place as a toilet seat could fit lots of obscure buttons, displays, indicators and a huge number do not understand, switches and glowing lights.

This familiar to everyone attribute of every house has received a second life in Japan and has been called Washlet, or as Europeans call it - Supertoilet. In addition to completely innocuous features such as heated toilet seat, the automatic recovery, hermetization, air conditioning, lighting Supertoilet has also a set of very outstanding features, such as music, which in the opinion of the Japanese helps you to relax in such a crucial moment, and warmed to body temperature fountain which escapes from the toilet, well, you know where... Well, of course, inherent in the Japanese epidemiology, ionizers are not omitted which is also mounted in the toilet.

Japanese engineers never rest on laurels and continue to modify the miracle invention, providing it with a special system for the prevention and treatment of hemorrhoids and setting inside the toilet an express analyzer of urine, the results of which are transmitted through a wireless connection to your doctor.

If you're ever lucky enough to face with this amazing embodiment of human thought, then you will have to wonder twice, since no one Supertoilet display does not show any usual European language. Therefore, pressing all the buttons if you are lucky of cource, you will be surprized with amazing music works of Mendelssohn, but if not lucky, you get a stream of soap solution directly in the eyes ...:)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Indonesian island of Bali as if it has been created for the lounge: about hundreds of hotels, entertainment for every taste and purse, fantastic nature ...

Hotels in Bali have one feature: they all built height of not more than a palm tree - that did not spoil the landscape. The only tall "exception" - a craze of the sixties. But the most "cool" hotel in Bali opened not so long ago. "New" is the name of "Sheraton Laguna" - this is the second hotel of "Sheraton" on the island, it is worthy of six stars, if such is appropriated.

Mountains of Bali - a magical beauty of stone necklace island. A very popular trip to the volcanoes. Even people far from poetry, will not remain indifferent to their gray tops. If you do not take the trouble and climb onto one of the highest mountains, for example, the sacred Gunung Agung (3170 m), then rises above the clouds and feel a sense of unprecedented enthusiasm. All your previous experiences will somewhere down there. You'll be closer to the sun and the stars above them.

No less interesting is the trip to the sacred monkey forest of Alas Kedaton. It lacks not only wild monkeys, and bats. When visiting the reserve must remove eyeglasses, earrings and chains, another monkey will help you faster than you think.

What can be bought in Indonesia? Quality it is jewelry, leather and textile products, which are quite inexpensive. Friends were going small gifts of silver, stone, wood. In addition, the rupiah fell, and even things of high quality are sold for a pittance. The most popular market in Denpasar - Pasar Badung. Here you can buy almost everything.