East wind melts the ice
East wind melts the ice

February 4–8

Harukaze kōri o toku

Fish emerge from the ice
Fish emerge from the ice
Rain moistens the soil
Rain moistens the soil

February 19–23

Tsuchi no shō uruoi okoru

Rain moistens the soil

hibernating insects surface
hibernating insects surface

March 6-10

First peach blossoms
First peach blossoms

March 11-15

桃始笑
Momo hajimete saku

Hinernating insects surface
Hinernating insects surface

Hibernating insects surface

蟄虫啓戸
Sugomori mushito o hiraku

March 6–10

Sugomori mushito o hiraku

Hibernating insects surface

Sparrows start to nest
Sparrows start to nest

March 21–25

Suzume hajimete sukū

Worms surface
Worms surface

May 10–14

Mimizu izuru

First reeds sprout
First reeds sprout

April 20-24

葭始生
Ashi hajimete shōzu

First sakura blossom
First sakura blossom
Silkworms start feasting on mulberry leaves
Silkworms start feasting on mulberry leaves

May 21–25 Kaiko okite kuwa o hamu

Distant thunder;
Distant thunder;

March 31-April 4

Kaminari sunawachi koe o hassu,

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Peonies bloom
Peonies bloom

April 30–May 4

牡丹華
Botan hana saku

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Swallows return. Tsubame kitaru;  玄鳥至 April 5-9
Swallows return. Tsubame kitaru; 玄鳥至 April 5-9

Swallows return

玄鳥至
Tsubame kitaru

Plums turn yellow
Plums turn yellow

June 16–20 Ume no mi kibamu

Mists start to linger
Mists start to linger
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Warm winds blow. Atsukaze itaru, July 7-11
Warm winds blow. Atsukaze itaru, July 7-11
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Earth is damp, air is humid
Earth is damp, air is humid

July 29–August 2

Tsuchi uruōte mushi atsushi

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April 15–19
April 15–19

First rainbows

虹始見
Niji hajimete arawaru

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Cool winds blow
Cool winds blow
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