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Kanji 1927

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Synopsis

Learn why Amazon describes a new calendar as 新暦・旧暦. Find out about Japan's relatively recent switch to a solar calendar, an event that inspired a novel, manga, and movie! Learn to calculate age and the year in multiple ways, read about the significance of turning 60 in Japan, and learn about calendars for illiterates and flower calendars. Also see why one temple has 暦 in its name.

Revision History:

June 29, 2017: p. 12: Fixed a typo.

Originally published: Apr. 8, 2016

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Kanji PDF
Cover of essay 1927 on 暦, titled "Counting the Days"
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