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Noun
1. equinoctial week (when Buddhist services are held)
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2. Buddhist services during the equinoctial weekAbbreviation, See also 彼岸会
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3. nirvanaBuddhism, See also 此岸
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4. Higanis a Buddhist holiday exclusively celebrated in Japan during both the Spring and Autumnal Equinox. It is observed by nearly every Buddhist sect in Japan. The tradition extends from mild weather that occurs during the time of equinoxes, though the origin of the holiday dates from Emperor Shomu in the 8th century. People who normally worked in the fields had more leisure time to evaluate their own practices, and to make a renewed effort to follow Buddhism.
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