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Japanese Culture: Jinjitsu (人日) Posted by on Jan 7, 2009

Jinjitsu (人日) is celebrated on the seventh of Janurary.  Jinjitsu (人日) literally means ‘human day.’  It’s called human day because it’s believed to be a day when humans were first created.  In the 1800s, criminals were given leniency and executions were delayed on Jinjitsu (人日).  Jinjitsu (人日) used to be a holiday of compassion.  Today, Jinjitsu…

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