Winter's End Festival

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From Shishinza’s Dossier

Usually celebrated during the Month of the Tiger, the Winter’s End Festival occurs during the night of the final full moon of the winter season. It is told that Yoritomo Kumiko told her closest advisors and generals on the eve of the day of her death that she had already mourned her final cherry blossom, but now, that her death was upon her, she mourned her last winter’s end. Confused, her retinue asked why one would mourn the winter’s end, and Kumiko responded that spring’s beauty was meaningless without the long winter. In reverence of these words, the people of Broken Wave City, who live in the shadow of the castle which bears her name gather to give thanks for not only the beauty of spring, but the peace of winter. Otsukumi, moon-viewing, is widespread, as well as peaceful meditation, and the writing of poems. The Winter’s End Festival is a quiet and peaceful affair, a calm holiday among a host of wild local traditions.

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Winter's End Festival

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