Today is the first day of “Kanro 寒露” on the 24 solar terms calendar.
■ 24 solar terms 二十四節気(nijushisekki)
The calendar divides the year into four seasons
The calendar further divides the year into 6 parts: spring, summer, autumn, winter, and winter.
4 x 6 = 24
Twenty-four solar terms in autumn
Risshu 立秋 → Shosho 処暑 → Hakuro 白露 → Autumnal equinox : Shubun 秋分→ Kanro 寒露 → Soko 霜降
■ Kanro 寒露
The time when the nights are getting longer and the dew feels biting.
The mornings and evenings become cooler, and the days when the air is clearer increase.
The next 24th day of the month is October 24th, “Soko 霜降”.
■ The 72 solar terms 七十二候(shichijuniko)
A calendar that divides the 24 solar terms into three parts.
24 x 3 = 72
The first season (around 8th~12th)
鴻雁来 Kogan kitaru
Geese, which spend the winter in Japan, arrive from the north in the same season as swallows.
The next season, from 13th to 17th
菊花開 Kikunohana hiraku
Around the time when chrysanthemum flowers bloom.
Around the 18th to 22nd of the last month
蟋蟀在戸 Kirigirisu toni ari
When grasshoppers are not at the door
After a long summer, it is suddenly getting chilly.
The autumn leaves have started to change in the mountain villages🍁.
Autumn has also started 🍠 and the appetite is growing.
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