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Today is the first day of the 24 seasons, “Taisetsu”.

Today is the first day of the 24 seasons, “Taisetsu”.

That’s a word that reminds me of winter!

Ritto => Shosetsu => Taisetsu => Geshi => Shokan => Taikan

The next 24 seasons will be “Toji” on December 22.

■ 大雪(Taisetsu)

It’s time for snow to start falling in earnest.
This is the time of year when there is snowfall not only in the mountains, but also in the plains.
This is the season of snowfall in the plains as well as in the mountains.

■ 72 micro-seasons (七十二候 Shichijuniko)
The calendar that divides the 24 seasons into three is called the 72 micro-seasons.
It is a calendar that expresses the fine changes of the seasons
It is a calendar that expresses detailed seasonal changes in short words.
From today to the day before Geshi is the period of Taisetsu.

 

・初候(Shoko) Around 7~11 days
閉塞成冬 (Sorasamukufuyutonaru)
When the chi of heaven and earth is blocked and it is the middle of winter.

・次候(Jiko) Around 12~15 days
熊蟄穴 (Kumaananikomoru)
When bears go into hibernation.

 

・末候(Makko) Around 16~21 days

魚厥(魚へんに厥)魚群 (Sakenouomuragaru)
When the salmon are swarming up the river.

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I’m in a hurry to get things done.

Every year, I think, “This is the year I’m going to get things done
But…

As long as you are well
That’s the best❗️.

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