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Today is the first day of “Shosho”


Today is “小暑Shosho” in the 24 solar terms calendar:二十四節気(Nijushisekki).

Today is the first day of “Shosho” in the 24 solar terms calendar!

■ 二十四節気: 24 solar terms

The calendar that divides the year into six parts

The calendar divides the year into six parts: spring, summer, autumn, winter, and winter.

■ Twenty-four solar terms in summer

立夏 Rikka → 小満 Shoman → 芒種 Boshu → 夏至 Geshi:Summer solstice→ 小暑 Syosho → 大暑 Taisho

■ 小暑 Shosho

The rainy season is over and the heat is in full swing.

The cicadas begin to sing, and it is the time to send out summer greeting cards (Shogatsu 7/7 to 8/7, the day before Risshu).

The next 24th day of the month is July 23rd, “Taisho”.

■ 七十二候 Shitijuniko

A calendar that further divides the 24 solar terms into three parts.

The first season is from July 7 to 11.

温風至 Atsukaze itaru 

Around the time when hot winds start to blow.

Hot wind is said to be a foehn phenomenon in which moist air crosses over the mountains and becomes dry hot wind.

The next season will be around 12th~16th.

蓮始開 Hasu hazimete hiraku 🪷

The time when lotus flowers begin to bloom.

Around the 17th~22nd of the last month

鷹乃学習 Taka sunawachi gakusyusu 🦅

The chicks that hatch in May and June learn how to fly, catch prey, and prepare to become independent.


The heavy rains at the end of the rainy season are continuing.

When the rainy season ends, summer will be in full swing!

Take water and nutrition to survive the heat!

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