Kirizansho in November

In the Kyuureki (旧暦) which is also called the lunisolar calendar, November was previously called Shimotsuki (霜月). As the name suggests, this is the month when frost falls as the weather gets colder with each passing day. There are also other names which also refer to November although they may not be as commonly used or known e.g. Kagurazuki (神楽月 – the month where music and dance is offered to the Shinto gods), Kamikizuki (神帰月 – the month when the gods return from their gathering at Izumo Taisha in October) and Yukimachizuki (雪待月 – the month when people wait for snow to fall).


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