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72 Seasons

This is the season when, sensing the arrival of spring, the chicken begins to lay her eggs.Chickens have long been regarded as sacred birds, warning of the boundary between night - the time of gods and evil spirits - and day, which belongs to humans. The chicken even plays a role in the "Ama no Iwato" myth, tied to a belief in the regeneration of the sun. From such beliefs, it is easy to see how the chicken comes to symbolize the end of winter and the arrival of spring.
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Minister Yoshikawa and Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, Honorable Mr. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali (November 19).

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