Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集
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|In the Chinese calendar, every sixty days and every sixty years coincides with the sign kanoe-saru. Kôshin is the name of this day and of the deity worshiped on this day. The belief originates in Taoism but is widespread throughout Japan. In some areas it has become confused with beliefs in ta no kami and dôsojin. A special feature of this festival is that the believers stay up all night.