Microseason #17 of 72: 霜止出苗 “Last frost, rice seedlings grow” [97/365]

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

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

The second “kō” microseason within this division is:

霜止出苗
(しも やみて なえ いずる)
“shimo yamite nae izuru”
Last frost, rice seedlings grow

That makes 霜止出苗 the seventeenth microseason of the year!

It typically lasts 25~29 April.


Click here to learn about this subseries


Image credit: JapanVisitor.com.

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