On the FB page, the Mantifang we publish and share content about what brings Korea or Japan and China together or divides them. This usually concerns the so-called higher culture, the combined history, and religions. Shamanism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Shinto and also Feng Sui. They all have a great influence on the culture of the East Asian countries.
Did you know, for example, that China developed Feng Sui, is called Pong Soo in Korea and is called Fūsui in Japan? In all three countries, the laws of wind and water are applied to the layout of both the living room and the outdoor space.
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.
A note about the chopsticks! When traveling 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. It is highly appreciated.
Books or DVDs about the different countries are highly appreciated on the Mantifang page. This applies to organized trips, presentations in your own environment and everything else that concerns the higher culture of Korea, Japan, and China.
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