The thirteenth 節気 “sekki” division of the traditional Japanese calendar is:
‘glistening dew’ // ‘white dew’ (solar term)
The second “kō” microseason within this division is:
That makes 鶺鴒鳴 the forty-fourth microseason of the year!
It typically lasts 13~17 September.
I thought it was really cool that all three kanji in this microseason use the following radical! 🙂 [“Which is also a kanji in itself! Wait, are all radicals kanji?!” – Priya]
bird, chicken, fowl; poultry || “bird” radical
Attentive readers may recognise 鳴 from Microseason #19 of 72: 蛙始鳴 “Frogs start singing” where we explained:
to sing (bird), to make sound (animal), to call, to cry, to chirp
“Hey put 白鳥 on there!”
Priya helped me to write this entry!