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Japanese Camellia Kikutoji

Cherish Yesterday,
Dream Tomorrow,
Live for Today.

The start of spring ..”Lìchūn”.
It begins Today.
February 4, 2018

Wish you a wonderful 2018 !

The traditional East Asian lunisolar calendars divide a year into 24 solar terms. Lìchūn, Risshun, Ipchun, or Lập xuân is the 1st solar term. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 315° and ends when it reaches the longitude of 330°. It more often refers in particular to the day when the Sun is exactly at the celestial longitude of 315°. In the Gregorian calendar, it usually begins around February 4 and ends around February 18 (February 19 East Asia time). It's also the beginning of a Sexagenary cycle.
~Wikipedia~

立春
菊冬至 Kikutoji

冬至と名前がついていながら、じつは語源は「菊綴(きくとじ)」から来ていて、和服の組紐を結び留めた飾りに花の雰囲気が似ていることから…。
花の時期が冬の始めから早春までと長めで、冬至の頃に咲いていることがあることから、「菊冬至」の字が当てられたのかも知れません。

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