Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Culture or cultures derived from the Sanskrit buddhayah, which is the plural form of buddhi (mind or reason) is defined as matters relating to the mind and human reason. In English, the culture is called culture, which comes from the Latin word Colere, the process or work. Can be interpreted as well as cultivate the land or farming. The word culture is also sometimes translated as "culture" in Indonesian.And among them there are cultures that are very strange. Top 10 Strange Culture From Around the World.
10. From Japan Geisha
Geisha (Japanese: 芸 者 "artist") is an artist-entertainer (entertainer) Japanese traditional. The word is used in the Kyoto geiko to refer to the individual. Geisha were very common in the 18th century and the 19th century, and still exists today, although there were not many.Geisha studied many forms of art in their lives, not just to entertain customers, but also for their lives. Geisha houses ("okiya") brings the girls who are mostly from poor families and then train them. Childhood, geisha sometimes worked as an assistant, then as a novice geisha (maiko) during the training period.
9. Dueling From Western Societies
As performed from 15 to the 20th century in Western societies, a duel is against the consensus between two people, with matched deadly weapons, in accordance with rules explicitly or implicitly agreed upon, more than a point of honor, usually accompanied by a trusted representative ( they might fight), and contrary to law.The duel usually developed from the desire of one party (the challenger) to repair is considered an insult to his glory. The purpose of this duel is not so much to kill the opponent to gain "satisfaction," ie, to restore one's honor by demonstrating a willingness to risk one's life for it.
8. From Ancient China Eunuchs
First, if you are confused, the photograph above is a male Eunich. eunuch is a castrated male; this term usually refers to those castrated to perform certain social functions, as is common in many societies in the past. In ancient China, castration is a form of traditional punishment (until the Sui Dynasty) and the means to get a job at the palace of the Emperor. At the end of the Ming Dynasty there are 70,000 people in the Imperial palace eunuchs. Job-specific values ​​such as eunuchs gained tremendous strength that may be superseded that of prime ministers-was such that self-castration should be made illegal. The number of eunuchs in Imperial employ fell to 470 in 1912, when they stop working
7. Concubinage
photo here shows a group of concubines standing behind their protectors (usually Eunuchs). Concubinage was a state of a woman or a teenager in a relationship, ongoing quasi-marriage with a man of higher social status. Usually, the man has an official wife in addition to one or more concubines. Concubine has restricted the rights of the people support it, and their offspring in public is recognized as a young boy, although a lower status than children born by the official wife or wives.
Historically, concubinage is often voluntary (by the girl and / or family settings), because it provides a measure of economic security for women who are involved. Intentional, or slaves, concubinage sometimes involves sexual slavery of one member of the relationship, usually the woman.
6. Seppuku (Hara-Kiri) From Japan
Seppuku (Hara-Kiri) is a key part of bushido, the code of the samurai warrior, but is used by warriors to avoid falling into enemy hands, and debilitating shyness. Samurai also be ordered by their daimyo (feudal lords) to commit seppuku. Later, disgraced warriors are sometimes allowed to commit seppuku rather than be done in the normal manner. Because the main point of this action is to restore or protect one's honor as a soldier, they are not included in the samurai caste was never ordered or expected to commit seppuku. Samurai women could only take action with permission.
5. Human Sacrifice Mayans and Aztecs From
Human sacrifice is the act of killing human beings for the purpose of making a sacrifice to the gods or the other, normally supernatural, power. It is practiced in many ancient cultures. This practice has varied between different cultures, with some like the Mayans and Aztecs are famous for their ritual killings, while others have looked down on the practice as primitive. The death toll in a ritual way it's supposed to please or appease gods or spirits. Victims ranged from prisoners to infants to virgins virgins, who suffered the fate of such as burning, beheading and being buried alive.
4. From China Foot Binding
Footbinding is carried on the tradition of young women for about a thousand years in China, beginning in the 10th century and ended in the early 20th century. In Chinese foot binding, young girls feet ', usually at age 6 but often earlier, wrapped in tight bandages so that they can not grow and develop normally, they would, instead, break and become highly deformed, not growing past 4-6 inches (10-15 cm). Today, a major cause of disability among some elderly Chinese women.
3. Sati From India
Sati is a Hindu funeral tradition, are now extremely rare and serious crime in India, where the dead man's widow would throw herself on the funeral pyre of her husband to suicide. Sati action should take place voluntarily, and from existing accounts, most of them are voluntary. Actions that might have been expected of widows in some communities.

2. Self-Mummification From Japan
Sokushinbutsu were Buddhist monks or priests who allegedly caused the death of their own in ways that lead them into mummies. This practice reportedly took place almost exclusively in northern Japan around the Yamagata Prefecture. Between 16 and 24 as mummifications has ditemukan.caranya
1.From the Tibetan Sky Burial
sky burial or ritual dissection once a common practice in Tibet. A human corpse is cut into small pieces and placed on a mountaintop, exposing to the elements and animals - especially to birds of prey. In one account, leading Mok cut limbs and bodies hacked to pieces, handing each part to his aides, who used rocks to pound the meat and bones together to a pulp, which they mixed with tsampa (barley flour with tea and yak butter or milk) before the vultures are called to eat.

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