What makes the calendar so unique?

 

Fukko means restoration in English.More than 70 years has passed from WWII and 150 years from the Meiji Restoration, Japan seems to stand on the point where it should look back on its past for better future. This English-Japanese Fukko calendar shows old Japanese holidays and festival days that disappeared after WWII. Sadly, because most of the old names of those holidays and festival days were lost, lots of Japanese nowadays are blind to realize the hidden meanings of the current national holidays. This calendar was created to solve that problem, showing the strong ties among Japanese, deities and successive Emperors for thousands of years and showing some memorial days that Japanese should remember.

Even if you are not Japanese, the calendar surely gives you ideas of what the old Japan was like and what the current Japan stands on.

8 Features of the Fukko Calendar are:

 

①Colored ONLY with Japanese traditional colors

②Printed on Washi or Japanese paper which is said to be possible to store over one thousand years

③Written in both Japanese and English 

④Showing Imperial era, Japanese era name, western calendar

⑤Showing Japanese old names of the months, old national holidays (abolished ones included), the 24 Sekki seasons and       Zassetsu days

⑥Introducing deities from the Kojiki picture cards 

⑦An A4-sized tearaway wall calendar with its back page ruled to be cut and recycled as memo paper

⑧Coming with a description of “Japan's National Holidays, and the 24 Sekki Seasons & Zassetsu”