I think some of you guys who are interested in Japanese and reading this website know how to write month in Japanese; 一月、二月、三月…十一月、十二月. How about the month in different way of writing? In old Japan, people showed months as Kanji like below list. Those Kanji are still used to show a month. I was born in 葉月. Which month were you born in?
Reason: There are various views of 睦月, and most convincing one is to mean having a banquet with whole family.
Reason: 如月is used in China as another name of February.
Reason: The month that plants grow thickly.
Reason: There are several views of 卯月. However, it is considered as the month a plant, deutzia blooms.
Reason: The month to plant rice seedlings
Reason: There are several views of 水無月. There are two convincing reasons. First, the month lucks of water after rainy season. Second, the month that filling water into rice field.
Reason: This month is related to Tanabata, and people give poetry. (not certain reason found)
Reason: The strongest reason of 葉月 is the month leaves fall down.
Reason: The shortened word of 夜長月(yonagatsuki/ the month nights get longer) is strong reason.
Reason: The month Gods from all over Japan are out of their towns because they gather Izumotaisha in Shimane prefecture to talk about a year.
Reason: The month to have frost
Reason: Final month of the year