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KANRO(寒露) [more than 4 seasons]

KANRO(寒露) is the 17th season of “the 24seasons”. The night gets longer. The air gets colder in the morning and at night. The climate is no longer humid nor too hot. You can feel “the Autumn” both day and night. We’ll introduce one seasonal event that takes place in many places in Japan.

CHUUSHUU-NO-MEIGETSU (中秋の名月) [more than 4 seasons]

Its direct translation is “The great moon during Autumn”. It is the day for us to admire the beauty of the moon. We share 5 things about this day! 1 of them is about a traditional sweet! 

OHIGAN (お彼岸)[more than 4 seasons]

OHIGAN is the 7 days period of holding memorial services for ancestors and Buddha. During this period you see 2 things all over Japan. 

HAKURO (白露) [more than 4 seasons]

It is the 15th season of “The 24 seasons”. During the day it is still hot enough but you will feel a bit of chill in the morning and at night. You will notice the sun is getting far and the air gets less humid. We have a lot of cultural events in Autumn. We listed 3 things you can expect during the HAKURO season.

NIHYAKU-TO-O-KA (二百十日)[more than 4 seasons]

This day is 210th day from RISSHUN(立春) the first day of spring. This day and 10 days after the day are known as “Watch out for typhoons” days. We will explain what to expect, what not to do when your stay in Japan was hit by typhoons.

OBON (お盆) [more than 4 seasons]

You BETTER NOT to meet up with Japanese people during “OBON”. But WHY? In this article I will walk you through the culture behind it and the reason to avoid it, as well as a trip tip to keep you safe. 

RISSHUU (立秋) [more than 4 seasons]

RISSHUU(立秋) is 13th season of “the 24 seasons (二十四節気)”. From this day it is Autumn according to the calendar. Climate remains hot enough for another month or two but interestingly enough tiny things start to change around this day.

Here we would like to share a few things that will change from this day from 2 points of view. “Nature” and “Customs”
[VIDEO]

The short & effective catchphrase written in the 18th century by an inventor from Kagawa, Japan has changed a Japanese custom ever since.

HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?!
On “The day of OX in DO-YO-U”, a lot of Japanese people eat eels. The idea was introduced by an inventor who just wanted to help an eel restaurant in the Edo period (1603-1868). This is the real story of how great marketing could become one country’s tradition or custom.

TAI-SHO (大暑) [more than 4 seasons]

TAI-SHO is the time to send Summer Gifts. If you have any Japanese client, knowing this might benefit you.

SUMMER DO-YO-U (夏の土用) [more than 4 seasons]

There are 3 things to avoid during DO-YO-U. 1 thing to do on one specific day of SUMMER DO-YO-U. Can you guess what they are?