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Toji (Winter Solstice)

December 22
The earliest mention of Winter Solstice celebrations in Japan dates back at least to 725 c.e. and comes from records left by Emperor Shomu. It is an especially happy time for farmers, because it marks the time of year when the days begin to grow longer and the sun nearer. Many of the customs associated with Toji are still observed in rural areas; they include enjoying citrus baths, eating foods made from pumpkins (which is believed to bring good luck), and offering gifts to one's ancestors. Servants and workers are often given a day off, and many shrines sponsor bonfires.
SOURCES:
JapanFest-1965, p. 209
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My mother died in 1997 and when I saw her nursing home, I didn't like what I saw," said Toji Hashimoto, the center's current president.