English Ver.

2月は受験シーズン

February is Exam Season

February is the exam season for students, and students who are taking an entrance exam are studying desperately.

There are events to support the students whenever the New Year comes.
Written as Jukensei Ooen (We are supporting the entrance test takers) on the snack packages, Daikon-daki event at a temple(a ceremony with cooking Daikon radish in a large pot and served), etc.

Daikon-daki is a ceremony to pray for getting into a desired school, and cutting Daikon to pentagon shapes and cook them, because these Japanese words, Goukaku(passing the test) and Gokaku(pentagon) are sound similar.

Delicious cooked Daikon radish are served to worshippers.

A lot of people who want to pass the test visit the Kitano Shrine in Kyoto especially.
The god of learning called “Sugawara no Michizane” has been enshrined there.

2月は受験シーズンで、受験生たちは必死に勉強しています。
毎年、年があけると受験生を応援する行事などがあります。
お菓子のパッケージに「受験生応援!」と書かれていたり
お寺で「大根炊き」が行われたりします。
大根炊きは合格祈願の法要に合わせ、
「合格」にちなんだ「五角」の形に大根を切って煮ます。
美味しく煮えた大根は参拝者たちにふるまわれます。
京都の北野天満宮は特に合格祈願をする人が多いです。
学問の神様と呼ばれる菅原道真が祀られています。

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