Microseason #4 of 72: 土脉潤起 “Rain moistens the soil” [62/365]

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

雨水
(あまみず), (うすい)
“amamizu”, “usui”
rainwater

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

土脉潤起
“tsuchi no shō uruoi okoru”
Rain moistens the soil

That makes 土脉潤起 the fourth microseason of the year!

It typically lasts 19~23 February.

This is #4 in a regular subseries of 365 Days of Japanese, where every five or six days I post about a Japanese microseason that has begun around the same date as the entry. I am taking all information from the list of 72 in this article. There is also a 36 microseason list here, which may be more authentic (rather than being based primarily on Chinese sources).


Image credit: This Medium article about the scent of rain.

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