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, they all have a big 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.
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