Today is the first day of “大暑 Taisho” in the 24 solar terms calendar :二十四節気(nijushisekki).
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 Shosho → 大暑 Taisho
Summer is the hottest time of the year.
The time of the year when the weather is at its hottest
Summer festivals, fireworks displays, and other summer events are held in various regions.
Please send your summer greeting card by the day before the first day of autumn (8/7).
The next 24th solar term is “立秋 Risshu” on August 7, which is the beginning of “autumn” according to the calendar.
The 72 solar terms
A calendar that further divides the 24 solar terms into three parts.
The first season (from 23rd to 27th)
桐始結花 Kiri hajimete hanawo musubu
The paulownia tree, which bears egg-shaped fruit around the time of midsummer, is traditionally regarded as a sacred tree.
It is used in the coat of arms of the Japanese government.
The next weather season is around 28~1
土潤溽暑 Tsuchi uruoite mushiatsushi
A hot and humid period when the air is hot and humid
Last weather season from 2 to 6 days
大雨時行 Taiu tokidoki furu
Around the time of heavy summer rains such as evening showers and typhoons
Torrential rains at the end of the rainy season have caused disasters across the country
I am stunned that we are helpless against the power of nature,
I hope for a speedy recovery.