Microseason #25 of 72: 蟷螂生 “Praying mantises hatch” [111/365]

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

芒種
(ぼうしゅ)
“bōshu”
‘grain beards and seeds’ // ‘grain in ear’ (solar term)

The first “kō” microseason within this division is:

蟷螂生
(かまきり しょうず)
“kamakiri shōzu”
Praying mantises hatch

That makes 蟷螂生 the twenty-fifth microseason of the year!

It typically lasts 6~10 June.


Click here to learn about this subseries


Image credit: Pond5.

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