Tango no Sekku [端午の節句(たんごのせっく)]

2017/05/05 04:08
May 5th is the Children's Day[こどもの日(ひ)] in Japan. It is a holiday during the Golden Week[ゴールデンウィーク]. Children's Day derives from "Tango no Sekku[端午の節句(たんごのせっく)]" which is a seasonal ceremony and one of five Sekku[五節句(ごせっく)]. Tango no S..

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White Day [ホワイトデー]

2017/03/14 18:33
March 14th is known as White Day[ホワイトデー] in Japan. White Day is the day when a man who got a chocolate from a woman on St. Valentine's Day gives her a gift in return. There are several theories about the origin of White Day but the fo..

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Setsubun [節分(せつぶん)]

2017/02/03 20:56
Setsubun[節分(せつぶん)] is a day before the beginning of the season but now, this term exclusively refers to the day before Risshun[立春(りっしゅん)](spring beginning day). Risshun falls on the day around February 4th. Risshun is not always Febru..

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Nenga-jyō [年賀状(ねんがじょう)]

2017/01/05 23:27
Nenga-jyō[年賀状(ねんがじょう)] is a greeting card for Shōgatsu[正月(しょうがつ)](Japanese New Year). Nenga-jyō(Address side) Post cards for Nenga-jyō are sold from November. There is a post card with lottery and many people select that. We pre..

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Hatsumōde [初詣(はつもうで)]

2017/01/03 23:13
Hatsumōde[初詣(はつもうで)] is to go to Shinto shrine or Buddhist temple to worship at Shōgatsu[正月(しょうがつ)](Japanese New Year) and people practice that for praying for good luck and safety for the new year. Matsudo Shrine in the season of Ha..

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