The thirteenth 節気 “sekki” division of the traditional Japanese calendar is:
‘first day of autumn’
The second “kō” microseason within this division is:
Evening cicadas sing
That makes 寒蝉鳴 the thirty-eighth microseason of the year!
It typically lasts 13~17 August.
(かんぜみ // かんせん // かんぜん)
“kanzemi” // “kansen” // “kanzen”
cicadas which sing in late autumn
It’s not late autumn, and the “higurashi” pronunciation doesn’t appear to be in the definition on the Jim Breen dictionary link. Another mystery 🤔
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Image credit: My good friend Mr Dominic Sanders, who recently travelled to Japan for – you guessed it – a Magic event.