The 20th season of the 24 seasons. SHOUSETSU is the season Japanese people start to get ready the seasonal gifts called “OSEIBO (お歳暮)”. We’ve posted about the gift custom a few posts back. So, if you are interested in it, please check that out, too. 

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“OSEIBO(お歳暮)” is probably the most important annual gift custom in Japan, especially for businesses. “OSEIBO” is basically a gift to show the appreciation of relationships during the year. We will tell you about this custom and market size in this article, in the view of “How you can apply this custom to YOUR BUSINESS”…. READ MORE

The characters of “小雪”. “小” = small, “雪” = snow. This is the season for the northern part of Japan and the mountain areas get snow but the snow wouldn’t stick. On the other hand, plain areas get sunny days because of the high pressure because of the winter pressure pattern. The sun heats the land up and we get warm days. We call the weather “小春日和(/koharu-biyori/)”. 

“小春” — “小” = small, “春” = Spring. “日和” = weather condition. This is the word only used during the winter. “KOHARU(小春)” is a nickname for the 10th month in Lunar calendar. It is not the Spring but it is warm like Spring. Also, it is the Kigo of winter, if you are a Haiku poet.

When you visit Japan during this season and you got “KOHARU-BIYORI(小春日和)”, it is the best moment to visit Japanese Garden and try Japanese Tea Ceremony. You will love it!

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What do you get from our Social Media Accounts but you don’t get here?

  • “More than 4 seasons” posts are posted with DATEs of each seasons each year. Because these dates slightly changes every year.
  • You get “post notice” is the Social Media of your choice has the function.
  • If you also follow ” #morethan4seasons “. You will have the archive only about “More than 4 seasons” posts.

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Did you know that we provide a usuful service while you are in Shikoku, Japan?

Language assistance attend

Did you know that there are so many local dialects in Japan?

Also, Did you know that people from outside of the area cannot understand the dialect, even if the person is Japanese?

On top of that, we speak in the local dialect regularly.

And, people open up faster if the person spoke the dialect.

Our curator will attend your stay in Shikoku. She was born and grew up here in Shikoku.

You will have so many advantages if you have a language assistant who is from there & speaks the local dialect.

Activity resarch & Attend

We all know that there are so many things that guide books cannot cover.

If you are looking for something, in particular, to do here but you cannot find the information in your language, we can help!

We can look into the information and tell you in English. Also, if you would need a language assistant on sight, our curator will attend your experience.

Gathering information

Haven’t you had this kind of problem? You are looking for some information about abroad, but you cannot find the information in your language nor English.

If you seem to have trouble finding information about Shikoku or Japan, we can gather the information and summarize it in English.

For business purposes or your pleasure, it doesn’t matter.

However, we cannot help you with academic research.

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