第11番【 小暑(しょうしょ)】

No. 11 [Shosho]

Twenty-Four Seasons No. 11 [Shorsho]



The rainy season is over and the heat is starting to get serious.
The cicadas start chirping, and the sunlight becomes even more intense.

Summer is finally here, but in the 24 solar terms, ``a little heat'' will become ``late summer.''

The warmest period of the year is the one-month period that begins with the Little Heat and then the Great Heat . This period is called ``hot summer'' and it is also around this time that people send out ``hot summer greetings.''

In the Seventy-Ninth War of the Years around [Koatsu], it is expressed as follows.


First weather <warm wind solstice>
When the sun pours through the clouds and becomes stronger and stronger.
The wind that blows around the end of the rainy season is also called Shirahae.

Next candidate <Lotus first opening (lotus first opening)>
When the lotus flowers begin to open.
Lotus flowers begin to bloom in the early morning and close by noon. In addition, the flowers are short-lived, lasting about four days from the time they open until they fall, so it is recommended that you get up early to admire them.

Destiny <Takano learning (that is, doing tricks)>
This is the time when the chicks hatch in May and June and are preparing to leave the nest.
In order to be able to fend for itself, the falcon learns how to fly, how to catch prey, and grows into a full-fledged hawk.
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