Kashou Day: June 16th

 

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In Japan during mid-June, when the hydrangeas are starting to blossom, an ancient day from the Kashou Era is observed. Kashou Day, the 16th of June is a a day when traditional Japanese sweets, individually made mochi or red bean paste buns, were eaten to help ward of evil spirits. Triangles and red beans were thought to defend against evil, and the festivals that occurred during the Kashou Era were believed to fend off the spirits which caused illnesses and affliction.

 

 

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