Microseason #1 of 72: 東風解凍 “East Wind Melts the Ice” [52/365]

The first 節気 “sekki” division of the traditional Japanese calendar is:

立春
(りっしゅん)
“risshun”
the beginning of spring

The first of the three “kō” microseasons within this division is:

東風解凍
(はるかぜこうりおとく)
“harukaze kōri o toku”
East wind melts the ice

That makes 東風解凍 the first microseason of the year!

It typically lasts 4~8 February.

This is #1 in a regular subseries of 365 Days of Japanese, where every five or six days I post about the one of the 72 Japanese microseasons that has begun around the same date as the entry.


Image credit: Fairegarden blog.

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