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 East Asian culture

On the FB page, The Mantifang: High Culture, you will find the so-called “higher culture” expressions of Korea, Japan, and China. This usually concerns the combined history and religions and philosophies of these countries. Shamanism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Shinto and also Feng Sui, all have a big influence on the culture of East Asian countries.

Did you know, for example, that China developed Feng Sui, Pong Soo in Korea and  Fūsui in Japan? In all three countries, the laws of wind and water apply to the layout of both the living room and the outdoor space.

A note about the chopsticks!

In the past, Korea has always been an intermediary between China and Japan. We take the chopsticks as an example. Those of China are straight and unprocessed. The Koreans gave them a point and decorated them before they were exported to Japan. There they were further refined.

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East Asian culture
How to use chopsticks.

When travelling to China, it is advisable to bring your own. The tastiest dish you often buy on the street and the hygiene often leaves much to be desired. For all countries: practice well before you leave and use those chopsticks. The landsmen appreciate just that.

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