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The eleventh day after the summer solstice is known as "hangesho", a term said to have originated from "hange( crow-dipper, also known as "karasubishaku" in Japanese) which sprouts around this time. There is another plant called "hangesho (Chinese lizard's tail)", the leaves of which turn white at this time of year. An important stage in farm work, "hangesho" was traditionally when the planting of rice would come to an end. Fasting also appeared to be common, where people would restrict alcohol and meat, or limit vegetable intake. Rain falling at this time of year is called "hange-ame", known for its heavy downpours.
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