Thursday, April 8, 2010

Buddha's birthday

During this winter, my garden had been the teritory of hiyodori(鵯:The Brown-eared Bulbul) and other birds were not able to come down on the garden. However, I haven't seen the bulbuls since two or three days ago. They seem to have gotten back to their home.

On April 8th or May 8th, most Buddhist temples in Japan hold Buddha's birthday Festival, which is named Kanbutsu-e (灌仏会) or Hana-matsuri(花祭:Flower Festival). Originally, Buddha's birthday is the 8th day of the fouth month according to the lunisolar calendar.

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