Microseason #14 of 72: 鴻雁北 “Wild geese fly north” [91/365]

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

清明
(せいめい)
“seimei”
pure and clear, clear and bright (solar term)

The second “kō” microseason within this division is:

鴻雁北
(こうがん かえる)
“kōgan kaeru”
Wild geese fly north

That makes 鴻雁北 the fourteenth microseason of the year!

It typically lasts 10~14 April.



[ホク], (きた)
“hoku”, “kita”
north


Click here to learn about this subseries


Image credit: All About Birds.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s