Kanreki, Koki, Kiju - Ceremony for long life

Kanreki(60 years since birth), Koki(70 years old), and Kiju(77 years old) are ceremonies for long life.
In traditional Japan, age counting starts from 1. This system is called "Kazoe-Doshi."Koki and Kiju are traditionally counted in Kazoe-Doshi, nowadays often counted in full age.

This Year

Birth Year
Kanreki
Koki(full-age count)
Kiju(full-age count)
Koki(Japanese traditional)
Kiju(Japanese traditional)

Next Year

Birth Year
Kanreki
Koki(full age)
Kiju(full age)
Koki(Japanese traditional)
Kiju(Japanese traditional)

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Birth Year
Year
Kanreki
Koki(full age)
Kiju(full age)
Koki(Japanese traditional)
Kiju(Japanese traditional)

Kanreki derives from the Japanese traditional Calendar cycle is 60 years.
Koki derives from the fact that 70-years old person is quite rare in the old times. "Ko" means old, and "ki" means rare.
Kiju derives from the Kanji character for Ki looks similar to 77.

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