Microseason #20 of 72: 蚯蚓出 “Worms surface” [106/365]

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

立夏
(りっか)
“rikka”
‘beginning of summer’ // ‘first day of summer’ (solar term)

The second “kō” microseason within this division is:

蚯蚓出
(みみず いずる)
“mimizu izuru”
Worms surface

That makes 蚯蚓出 the twentieth microseason of the year!

It typically lasts 10~14 May.


Click here to learn about this subseries


Image credit: “Song Thrush Waiting for Worms” – original author unclear.

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