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observances (gyōji 行持, gyōji 行事)

Literally "practicing" (gyō 行) and "upholding" (ji 持), or "carrying out" (gyō 行) "affairs" (ji 事). A very broad designation referring to activities that may variously be called in English "practices," "ceremonies," "rituals," "procedures," "etiquette," "work," "study," "prayer," "ascesis," etc.