Microseason #19 of 72: 蛙始鳴 “Frogs start singing” [103/365]

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

‘beginning of summer’ // ‘first day of summer’ (solar term)

The first “kō” microseason within this division is:

(かわず はじめて なく)
“kawazu hajimete naku”
Frogs start singing

That makes 蛙始鳴 the nineteenth microseason of the year!

It typically lasts 5~9 May.

(かわず), (かいる)
“kawazu”, “kairu”

beginning, start, outset

to sing (bird), to make sound (animal), to call, to cry, to chirp

frog calling

Click here to learn about this subseries

Image credit: New York I Love You Kermit Version which is used in one of my favourite mash ups ever.

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