Microseason #21 of 72: 竹笋生 “Bamboo shoots sprout” [107/365]

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 third “kō” microseason within this division is:

竹笋生
(たけのこ しょうず)
“takenoko shōzu”
Bamboo shoots sprout

That makes 竹笋生 the twenty-first microseason of the year!

It typically lasts 15~20 May.


Click here to learn about this subseries


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