Microseason #16 of 72: 葭始生 “First reeds sprout” [95/365]

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

穀雨
(こくう)
“kokū”
‘grain rain’ (solar term)

The first “kō” microseason within this division is:

葭始生
(あし はじめて しょうず)
“ashi hajimete shōzu”
First reeds sprout

That makes 葭始生 the sixteenth microseason of the year!

It typically lasts 20~24 April.


Click here to learn about this subseries


Image credit: Road-Station.com.

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