Rokuyo (six-day week), 六曜

by Masaki

Rokuyo (six-day week), 六曜 There are seven days in a week, but there is a calendar with a cycle of six days a week.


It is called rokuyo


The six-day system isn't official, but it is still in use in everyday lives of Japanese people.


If you are careful in looking at Japanese calendars, you will notice some calendars have the indications of rokuyo.


Daian or Butsumetsu is one of rokuyo.


Daian literally means "great luck" and Butsumetsu "Buddha death."


Of course, it's a superstition. No one believes it.


Rokuyo (six-day week), 六曜

But people choose a daian day whey they hold a wedding ceremony because it is usually held only once in their lives.


Japanese people seem to like believing in omens.



19 Jun 2017

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