Microseason #26 of 72: 腐草為螢 “Rotten grass becomes fireflies” [112/365]

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 second “kō” microseason within this division is:

腐草為螢
(くされたる くさ ほたる と なる)
“kusaretaru kusa hotaru to naru”
Rotten grass becomes fireflies

That makes 腐草為螢 the twenty-sixth microseason of the year!

It typically lasts 11~15 June.


Click here to learn about this subseries


Image credit: 5 by Mike Lewinski.

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