Today is Risshun 立春
Today is 立春 Risshun, the start of the year according to 二十四節気 Nizyushisekki : the 24 solar terms!
The calendar divides the year into 6 parts: spring, summer, autumn, winter, and winter.
The 24 solar terms of spring
立春 Risshun → 雨水 Usui → 啓蟄 Keichitsu → 春分 Shunbun : Vernal Equinox → 晴明 Seimei → 穀雨 Kokuu
■ 立春 Risshun
According to the lunar calendar, the year starts from Risshun
Seasonal events such as 88 nights of the year are set starting from Risshun
The time when plum blossoms begin to bloom, the weather gradually warms up, and signs of spring can be seen.
The next 24th day of the season is “Usui” on February 19.
■ 七十二候 Shichizyuniko The 72 solar terms
A calendar that further divides the 24 solar terms into three parts.
The first season (around 4th~8th)
東風解凍 harukaze kori wo toku
Around the time when warm spring winds begin to thaw the ice that has been sticking to the ground.
The next symptom is around the 9th to 13th.
黄鶯睍睆 uguisu naku
The nightingale begins to cry, heralding the arrival of spring.
The last season, from 14 to 18 days
魚上氷 uo koriwo izuru
Around the time when spring warmth breaks the ice on lakes and rivers and fish jump up on the ice
Setsubun, the day before Risshun, the end of the winter season, marks the beginning of a new year after banishing evil spirits 🌱.
The calendar says it’s spring, but we still have cold days ahead!
Be careful of the difference in temperature. ⚠️
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