“Shiwasu” – Japanese Kanji Symbols for December


shiwasuI wrote “Shiwasu“. It means “December” in English.

  1. “Shi” means Teacher, Master or Reverend
  2. “Hashiru” means Run, Rush or Dash

December is said “Shiwasu” in Japan,  because December is so busy that priestly teacher can not quietly recite a Sutra.

About changes in pronunciation
“Hashiru” was read as “Hasu” in the past. And, “Hasu” change “Wasu”.

What is your favorite word about season? I’m waiting for a request.