Today is 霜降(soko) the “frosty season” on the 24 solar terms calendar.
Nijushisekki (24 solar terms) 二十四節気
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 (the first day of autumn) → Summer heat wave → White dew → Autumnal equinox → Cold dew → Frostfall
■ 霜降 Frostfall
The time when the morning and evening temperatures become colder and frost begins to fall in the northern regions and mountain villages.
The next 24th day of the year is November 8, “Rittou”.
■ The 72 solar terms 七十二候(shichijuniko)
A calendar that further divides the 24 solar terms into three parts.
24 x 3 = 72
The first season (around 24~27)
Frost begins to fall 霜始降
Around the time when frost begins to fall
The next season: around 28~1
The first shower will begin to fall.
Around the time when rain begins to fall
The last symptom is around 2~7 days.
Maple leaves, ivy and yellow Maple leaves, ivy and yellow Maple leaves, ivy and yellow Maple leaves
Around the time when maple and ivy leaves begin to change color
It is the last chapter of autumn according to the calendar, and the leaves of trees are becoming more colorful day by day!
We will enter winter from the next 24th day of the month.
Let’s hurry to prepare for winter!