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IF YOU SLEEP WITH YOUR HEAD POINTED TO NORTH, A DEAD SPIRIT
COMES SO YOU MUST POINT IT TO SOUTH.

Where learned: JAPAN ; HIROSHIMA

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTIONS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Measure of time Sleeping

Date learned: 10-02-1977

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IF YOU MEET A DEAD PERSON IN YOUR DREAM, YOU MUST NEVER
ANSWER HIM IF YOU WERE ASKED SOMETHING. IN THE CASE
YOU ANSWER HIM, YOU WILL BE TAKEN TO THE COUNTRY OF THE
DEAD AND CAN NEVER COME BACK.

Where learned: JAPAN ; HIROSHIMA

Subject headings: 841 Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about the dead and sick

Date learned: 10-02-1977

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THE BEST DAY FOR WEDDING:
DO WEDDING CEREMONY ON THE DAY OF "TAIAN" AND DO NOT HOLD
IT ON THE DAY OF "BUTSUMETSU."
"TAIAN"---THE DAY OF BUDDHA WAS BORN.
"BUTSUMETSU"---THE DAY OF BUDDHA DIED.

Where learned: JAPAN ; HIROSHIMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Gods
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Measure of quality

Date learned: 10-02-1977

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WE PUT WATER ON THE TOMB OF OUR ANCESTOR WHEN WE WORSHIP
IT SO THAT THE DEAD PEOPLE DON'T SUFFER FROM THIRST.

Where learned: JAPAN ; HIROSHIMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Church
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 10-02-1977

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A MORNING SPIDER BRINGS HAPPINESS SO KEEP IT ALIVE, BUT
AS A NIGHT SPIDER BRINGS UNHAPPINESS YOU MUST KILL IT.

Where learned: JAPAN ; HIROSHIMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Insect

Date learned: 10-02-1977

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