Microseason #6 of 72: 草木萌動 “Grass sprouts, trees bud” [65/365]

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 final “kō” microseason within this division is:

草木萌動
“sōmoku mebae izuru”
Grass sprouts, trees bud

That makes 草木萌動 the sixth microseason of the year!

It typically lasts 1~5 March.

This is #6 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: Overton Park.

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