March 21 is the “Shun bun” (春分)
■ 二十四節気 Nizyushisekki The 24 solar terms
The calendar that divides the year
The calendar further divides the year into 6 parts: spring, summer, autumn, winter, and winter.
■ 24 Setsukki of Spring
立春 Risshun → 雨水 Usui → 啓蟄 Keihinetsu → 春分 Shunbun Vernal Equinox → 晴明 Seimei → 穀雨 Kokuu
■ 春分 Vernal Equinox
In the calendar of 24 solar terms of spring
Starts the second half of spring
When day and night are the same length.
Vernal Equinox Day is a national holiday as “a day to celebrate nature and to cherish all living things. ㊗️
The next 24th day of the lunar calendar is April 5th, “Seimei” 晴明
■ 七十二候 Shitizyuniko The 72 solar terms
A calendar that further divides the 24 solar terms into three parts.
The first season is from around 21st to 25th.
雀始巣 Suzume hazimete sukuu
Around the time when sparrows start to build their nests
The next symptom: Around 26th~30th
桜始開 Sakura hazimete hiraku
Around the time when cherry blossoms begin to bloom
Spring will arrive in earnest as cherry blossoms are declared to be in full bloom one after another throughout the country.
Late season, around 31~4
雷乃発声 Kaminari sunawachi koeo hassu
Around the time when thunder begins to sound, bringing blessed rain.
Atmospheric conditions become unstable due to the change of seasons, and snow and hail may fall.
The cherry blossoms bloomed early this year and are said to be in full bloom in Tokyo in no time 🌸.
Shall we bring a bento to go hanami this year 🍱 after all it’s a cup of 🍶💕.
This is the first time I wrote with a bamboo brush.
The unexpected accidental handwriting is fascinating!