10/01/2014

tenth lunar month

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The Tenth Lunar Month 十月 juugatsu - 神無月 kannazuki -
lit. "Gods are absent"

In the old lunar calendar of the Edo period

spring lasted from the first month to the third,
summer from the fourth month through the sixth,
autumn from the seventh month through the ninth,
winter from the tenth month through the twelfth.

. WKD : The Asian Lunar Calendar and the Saijiki .


. Edo Saijiki 江戸歳時記 .


source : art.jcc-okinawa.net/okinawa/edonosiki


The tenth lunar month (now November), after the harvest when the Japanese gods had done their duty, they left their local shrines for a bit of a vacation. They would all go for an audience and to celebrate at the great shrine of Izumo, so the rest of Japan was "without gods".

. kami no rusu 神の留守 the gods are absent .


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bettara ichi market and Ebisu
 べったら市は、毎年10月19・20日の両日、日本橋大伝馬町の宝田恵比寿神社の大祭・恵比寿講に合わせて催される縁日

- source : 江戸の歳時記 -


. robiraki 炉開き "opening the hearth .
for the tea ceremony
On the first day of the boar in the month.



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. Edo Saijiki 江戸歳時記 .


. - Doing Business in Edo - 商売 - Introduction .

. senryu, senryū 川柳 Senryu poems in Edo .


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