Microseason #18 of 72: 牡丹華 “Peonies bloom” [99/365]

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

‘grain rain’ (solar term)

The third and final “kō” microseason within this division is:

(ぼたん はな さく)
“botan hana saku”
Peonies bloom

That makes 牡丹華 the eighteenth microseason of the year!

It typically lasts 30 April ~ 4 May.

Click here to learn about this subseries

Image credit: Gardenia.net.

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