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The life and culture of Japan

The life and culture of Japan, influenced by the Shinto, Buddhism, twenty four season and lunar Calendar, is often different from Western.

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Calendar

[ Nijushisekki ]

Nijushi-sekki are the seasons that divide one year into twenty-four.

Risshun
Usui
Keichitsu
Shunbun
Seimei
Kokuu
Rikka
Shoman
Boshu
Geshi
Shoosho
Taisho
Risshu
Shosho
Hakuro
Shubun
Kanro
Soko
Ritto
Shosetsu
Taisetsu
Toji(Winter solstice)
Shokan
Daikan

[ Shichijuni-ko ]

Shichijuni-ko are the seasons that divide one year into seventy-two.

[ Kanshi ]

Kanshi are numbers with a cycle of 60.