# Monday, October 1st, 2018: Seasonal change of clothing
This custom started around the 8th Century as a nobles custom.
The most visible aspect is that Japanese school uniforms switch from summer version to winter version. Businessmen change their wardrobe too; actually everyone does it for winter!

Seasonal wardrobe change

# Monday, October 8th to Monday, October 22nd, 2018: Cold dew
Cold dew, called ‘Kanro’ in Japanese, is one of the traditional Japanese micro-seasons. It comes after the rainy season in autumn during the cold mornings and evenings. Because of this, plants become wet with dew. You’ll have some nice weather during this season. The fragrant olive smells are so nice, reminding us that autumn has arrived.

Fragrant olive

# Mon/Holiday October 8th, 2018: Health and Sports Day
This day was chosen two years after the Tokyo 1964 Olympics. At first, it was on October 10th ( the same day when the opening ceremony was held), but it is currently the second Monday of October. (The 1964 Summer Olympics took place in October to avoid the rainy season and the Japanese summer’s extreme hot weather). It’s a day to enjoy sports and to get in shape. Mostly though, it’s hanging out and playing sports under the good weather.

Health and Sports Day

# Sunday, October 21st, 2018: The thirteenth night
The thirteen night, jusanya in Japanese, comes 28 days after jugoya. It’s day during which Japanese celebrate tsukimi, the moon-viewing festival. It’s a beautiful tradition you can read about in our article ‘Tsukimi, the ‘Moon-Viewing’: How the Japanese Honor the Harvest Moon‘.

The thirteenth night

 

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