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2018 passed so quickly, almost one month left.
Today’s blog is about “師走（Shiwasu）”
Q: What is “師走（Shiwasu）?”
A: 師走（Shiwasu) means busy month of December in Japan.
The New Year’s day is very important. It is considered a fresh start. Priests are hustling
to clean dust, Buddha’s statue and so on. They are very busy in December. The Priest is
seen as a Teacher.That’s why it is called “師走（Shiwasu).” This Kanji character
shows the meaning. It is not only priest. Almost all people are busy for welcoming the new
year.Japanese people prepare a lot for new year. We also clean whole house to welcome
new year for starting fresh.(We believe good luck will come).
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