HIGAN , autumnal equinox day

Autumnal equinox day is 19-25th September. The middle day is the national holiday in Japan.

Autumnal equinox day
Autumnal equinox day

It is the day the length of daytime and nighttime is the same. In Buddhism we call it HIGAN, the day this world and other world get closer , so we visit ancestors graveyard and cleans it , offer new flowers and pray to our loved ones.

Cleans the graveyard
Cleans the graveyard
Offer prayers for our ancestors
Offer prayers

HIGAN literally means ‘ to reach the enlightenment’ in old Indian Sanskrit.

Buddha enlightenment

It is the day we remember all the favors from our ancestors and pray gratitude for them. Can we reflect ourselves and improve more ?

Seasons of the earth
Autumnal equinox day

I’m Nobu , one heart enjoy together!!!

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