September 23rd is 秋分 SHUBUN: the “Autumnal Equinox” of the 24 solar terms.
The calendar divides the year into six seasons: spring, summer, autumn, winter, and autumn.
Autumn’s 24 solar terms
立秋 Risshu → 処暑 Shosho → 白露 Hakuro → 秋分 Shubun: Autumnal equinox → 寒露 Kanro → 霜降 Soko
The next 24 solar terms are
The next 24 Sekki is 寒露 “KANRO” on October 8!
■ 秋分 Autumnal Equinox
The day when the sun rises in the true east and sets in the true west, and the length of day and night are the same.
The week centering on “お彼岸 Ohigan: the autumnal equinox (the middle day of the equinox) is the autumnal equinox.
It is said that “heat and cold last until the end of the equinoxes,” and it is the time when the autumn season is deepening.
■ 七十二候 Shitizyuniko:The 72 solar terms
A calendar that further divides the 24 solar terms into three parts.
•The first season (around 23~27 days)
雷乃収声 Kaminari sunawati koewo osamu
Around the time when thunder stops
•Around the 28th~2nd day of the next month
蟄虫坯戸 Mushi kakurete towo fusagu
Around the time when insects begin to prepare for nesting
•The last weekday from the 3rd to the 7th
水始涸 Mizu hazimete karuru
Around the time when water is drained from the rice fields and the harvesting of ears of rice begins.
Some mornings are a little chilly and I pull the futon over me and realize that the nights are going to get longer each day from now on!
What shall we do with the long autumn nights… 📖.