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Hinamatsuri ひなまつり

  雛祭ひなまつり 3月3日   Japanese explanation (Advanced level) 3月さんがつ3日みっかの雛祭ひなまつりは、女おんなの子この成長せいちょうと幸福こうふくを願ねがう年中ねんちゅう行事ぎょうじで、「桃ももの節句せっく」とも呼よばれます。 Hinamatsuri, held on March 3rd, is an annual event on which people pray for the growth and happiness of young girls; it is also called Momo no sekku, meaning the festival of

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Setsubun 節分 せつぶん

   節分せつぶん  2月3日ごろ     Japanese explanation (Advanced level) 節分せつぶんには、二ふたつの季節きせつを分わけるという意味いみがあります。日本にほんでは、最後さいごの冬ふゆの日ひとして、立春りっしゅんの前日ぜんじつ、今日こんにちの暦こよみでいう2月にがつ3日みっかに節分せつぶんを祝いわいます。 Setsubun literally means “the day between two seasons.” People celebrate Setsubun on either the 3rd of February, the last day of winter, and the day before the spring season on the

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2018年 明けましておめでとうございます

   元日がんじつ  1月1日     Japanese explanation (Advanced level) 初詣はつもうで   鏡餅かがみもち 門松かどまつ お年玉としだま          

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What is Omisoka?

   大晦日おおみそか  12月31日   Japanese explanation (Advanced level) 除夜じょやの鐘かね 年越としこしそば          

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Furoshiki 風呂敷 ふろしき

  風呂敷ふろしきは絹きぬや綿めんで作つくられた正方形せいほうけいの薄手うすでの布ぬので、日本にほんでは物ものを包つつんで持もち運はこぶのに使つかわれてきました。 Furoshiki is a thin square cloth made of silk or cotton, and it has been used to wrap and carry things in Japan. 贈答品ぞうとうひんは風呂敷ふろしきに包つつんで持もつのが礼儀れいぎとされています。 It is considered an etiquette to have gifts wrapped in furoshiki before holding them.

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New Year in Japan 日本のお正月

The New is one of the most important holidays for the Japanese. Most Japanese rest during the first three days of the New Year and many companies and schools are closed for one week or more during this season. しめ飾かざり   Shimekazari

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New Japanese national holiday ‘Mountain Day’

山やまを見みてリラックスしましょう! Japan created a new national holiday called “Mountain Day”. It’s to help ease the pressure and stress of office workers who are famous for being overworked. Mountain Day will be celebrated every August 11th this year and it will

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Koyomi: Calender

Current lives of Japanese people are based on a new calendar (Gregorian calender) adopted in the 5th year of the Meiji Period (1872). The previous old calender (Lunisolar calender), a system that combines the 24 solar terms based on  the

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