立秋 Risshu

Beginning of autumn

 

処暑 Shosho 

Manageable heat

August 18-12

Cool winds blow 

涼風至
Suzukaze itaru

August 23- 27

 Cotton flowers bloom

綿柎開
Wata no hana shibe hiraku

 

August 13-17

Evening cicadas sing

寒蝉鳴
Higurashi naku

August 28 - September 1

Heat starts to die down

天地始粛
Tenchi hajimete samushi

 

 

August 18-22

Thick fog descends 

蒙霧升降
Fukaki kiri matō

September 2-7

Rice ripens 

禾乃登
Kokumono sunawachi minoru

 

白露 Hakuro 

White dew

September 8-12

Dew glistens white on grass 

草露白
Kusa no tsuyu shiroshi

 

September 13-17

Wagtails sing

鶺鴒鳴
Sekirei naku

 

Septmeber 18-22

Swallows leave

玄鳥去
Tsubame saru

 

 

秋分 Shūbun 

Autumn equinox

 

寒露 Kanro 

Cold dew

 

霜降 Sōkō 

Frost falls

 

September 23-27 

Thunder ceases 

雷乃収声
Kaminari sunawachi koe o osamu 

October 8-12

Wild geese return 

鴻雁来
Kōgan kitaru

October 23-27

First frost

霜始降
Shimo hajimete furu

 

Septmeber 28- October 2

Insects holer underground

蟄虫坏戸
Mushi kakurete to o fusagu

October 13-17

Chrystantemums bloom

菊花開
Kiku no hana hiraku

October 28 - November 1

Light rains sometimes fall 

霎時施
Kosame tokidoki furu

 

October 3-7

Farmer drain fields 

水始涸
Mizu hajimete karuru

October 18 -22

Crickets chirp around the doors 

October 18–22蟋蟀在戸
Kirigirisu to ni ari

November 2-6

Maple leaves and ivy turn yello

楓蔦黄
Momiji tsuta kibamu