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Annual memorial

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annual memorial (nenki 年忌)

Literally, "annual" (nen ) "mourning" (ki ). The anniversary of the day of death of a parent or ancestor, upon which offerings to the ancestral spirit are made. Also called "main memorial" (shōki 正忌), to distinguish it from monthly memorials (gakki 月忌). →"memorial."

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