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February 19 is “Usui 雨水”

February 19 is “Usui 雨水” in the 24 solar terms calendar.

◾️ 二十四節気 : The 24 solar terms

There are four seasons in a year: spring, summer, autumn, and winter.
The calendar divides spring, summer, fall, and winter into six seasons.
4 x 6 = 24

24 seasonal divisions of spring
立春 (Risshun) → 雨水 (Usui) → 啓蟄 (Keichitsu) → 春分 (Shunbun):Vernal Equinox → 晴明 (Seimei) → 穀雨 (Kokuyu)

◾️ 雨水 Usui
The time when snow changes to rain and melting of snow begins.

The next 24th day of the month is “Keichitsu” on March 5.

◾️ 七十二候 : The 72 solar terms
A calendar that divides the 24 solar terms into three more
24 x 3 = 72

・The first season (February 19 to 23)
土脉潤起 Tsuti no Sho Uruoi Okoru
Cold snow replaces warm rain, moistening the earth.


・The next season, from the 23rd to the 28th.
霞始靆 Kasumi Hajimete Tanabiku
Fog and mist begin to appear.

Fog in spring is called Kasumi.
Kasumi at night is called “oboro”.


・The last day of the season (1st to 4th)
草木萌動 Somoku Mebae Izuru
The time when plants and trees begin to sprout.


News of record warmth for February, and the northern countries are baffled by the melting snow.

My body is relieved by the warmth.
I think we will repeat the cold weather again, but spring is steadily approaching ☘️



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