Shiwasu

It’s already December, isn’t it? What kind of season is this in your country?
In Japan, December is also called “Shiwasu”. This is its name in the old, lunar calendar.
There are various explanations for the origin of the word. The most common is that monks were kept very busy at this year end season because many households asked them to come and recite the sutras. 
The teachers, in other words, the monks were so busy that they had to run back and forth between all those houses, so it is said that the season came to be called “Shiwasu”, from the Chinese characters for “teachers run”.

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