Microseason #22 of 72: 蚕起食桑 “Silkworms start feasting on mulberry leaves” [108/365]

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

小満
(しょうまん)
“shōman”
‘lesser ripening’ // ‘grain full’ (solar term)

The first “kō” microseason within this division is:

蚕起食桑
(かいこ おきて くわ を はむ)
“kaiko okite kuwa o hamu”
Silkworms start feasting on mulberry leaves

That makes 蚕起食桑 the twenty-second microseason of the year!

It typically lasts 21~25 May.


Click here to learn about this subseries


Image credit: Educational Science.

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