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Does this date format (e.g. 1571/6/7) represent the Western calendar (June 7th), or the Japanese one (7th day of the 6th lunar month)? How do we reconcile these things? LordAmeth 03:57, 17 June 2007 (PDT)

"Until 1873, Japan used a lunar calendar, either the Chinese calendar or a close relative. The dates in this calendar are about three to seven weeks after the corresponding Western (Gregorian) date, depending on the year. Almost all source material uses this calendar for events in Japan before 1873, as do Japanese historians. Therefore all dates, unless otherwise noted, are the Japanese equivalent (the lunar calendar)."--Shikisoku 05:33, 17 June 2007 (PDT)

Sweet. Thank you. Now we just have to hope that our sources are using the Japanese dates. Do you know where one can find a good converter? LordAmeth 08:48, 17 June 2007 (PDT)

I use these links 年号コンバータ 新暦旧暦 --Shikisoku 00:59, 18 June 2007 (PDT)

Also, check the Main_Page#Use_of_Dates_on_the_SamuraiWiki for the detailed description of how dates are being written. --Kitsuno 02:57, 18 June 2007 (PDT)