Microseason #45 of 72: 玄鳥去 “Swallows leave” [132/365]

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

‘glistening dew’ // ‘white dew’ (solar term)

The final “kō” microseason within this division is:

(つばめ さる)
“tsubame saru”
Swallows leave

That makes 玄鳥去 the forty-fifth microseason of the year!

It typically lasts 18~22 September.

Click here to learn more about this subseries

Swallows Leave

Image credit: Cherry Orchard Nature Reserve.

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