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For the multi-system emulator, see higan (emulator). For the fictional video game protagonist, see Far East of Eden Zero.

is a Buddhist holiday exclusively celebrated in Japan during both the Spring and Autumnal Equinox. It is observed by nearly every Buddhist sect in Japan. The tradition extends from mild weather that occurs during the time of equinoxes, though the origin of the holiday dates from Emperor Shōmu in the 8th century. People who normally worked in the fields had more leisure time to evaluate their own practices, and to make a renewed effort to follow Buddhism. Today, special services are usually observed in Japanese Buddhist temples, and Japanese temples abroad, based on the particular Buddhist tradition or sect.

Higan (emulator)

Higan (stylized as "higan") is an emulator for multiple Nintendo video game consoles, including the Nintendo Entertainment System and the Super NES. Originally called Bsnes (stylized as "bsnes"), the emulator is notable for attempting to emulate the original hardware as accurately as possible through low-level, cycle-accurate emulation and for the associated historical preservation efforts of the Super NES platform.