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A Month Even A Priest Must Run – Part 2 Posted by on Dec 18, 2020

Last time (https://blogs.transparent.com/japanese/a-month-even-a-priest-must-run-part-1/) we talked about celebrating Japanese New Year in the past.  But times have changed.  Many services are open, such as conbini (convenience stores コンビニ) and fami-res (ファミレスfamily restaurants)  like Thanksgiving Day in the US now.  I am sure that the magic of a quiet New Year’s Day must have been lost. And the younger…

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A Month Even A Priest Must Run – Part 1 Posted by on Dec 11, 2020

The month of December is the most important month for us Japanese. December is called “師走”(shiwasu). There are many theories about where this name originated from.  But the most popular and common one, and you hear it on TV all the time when the month of December starts, is that this is “a month that even a…

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