Feb 4-8
Feb 4-8

East wind melts the ice

東風解凍
Harukaze kōri o toku

Feb 14-18
Feb 14-18

Fish emerge from the ice

魚上氷
Uo kōri o izuru

February 24–28
February 24–28

Mists start to linger

霞始靆
Kasumi hajimete tanabiku

March 1-5
March 1-5

Grass sprouts, trees bud

草木萌動
Sōmoku mebae izuru

March 6–10
March 6–10

Hibernating insects surface

蟄虫啓戸
Sugomori mushito o hiraku

 

March 6-10
March 6-10

Hibernating insects surface

蟄虫啓戸
Sugomori mushito o hiraku

 March 21–25
March 21–25

Sparrows start to nest

雀始巣
Suzume hajimete sukū

March 11-15
March 11-15

First peach blossoms

桃始笑
Momo hajimete saku

April 5-9
April 5-9

Swallows return

玄鳥至
Tsubame kitaru

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April 20-24
April 20-24

First reeds sprout

葭始生
Ashi hajimete shōzu

April 30–May 4
April 30–May 4

Peonies bloom

牡丹華
Botan hana saku

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April 15–19
April 15–19

First rainbows

虹始見
Niji hajimete arawaru

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