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Seasons come, and seasons go.

Summer heat and winter cold don’t last after the equinox week.

Higan  is a Buddhist holiday exclusively celebrated by Japanese sects during both the Spring and Autumnal Equinox.

 It is observed by nearly every Buddhist school in Japan.

The tradition extends from mild weather that occurs during the time of equinoxes,

though the origin of the holiday dates from Emperor Shomu in the 8th century.(Wikipedia)

Higan is 9/20-26.

Similar to Obon, Japanese people will often return to their hometowns

during the holiday season to pay respects to their ancestors.

And in general, we place  “OHAGI” (a rice cake covered with bean jam ) as an offerings.

Actually, I like “Ohagi” so much, however it’s hard to make so delicious one.

So, I always buy it. :))))))))

 

 

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