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Keichitsu

keichitsu ya
yōji no gotoku
ashi narashi


the bug comes out
of hibernation, infant-like
works its legs


~Midorijo Abe (1886 - 1980)

Keichitsu - Awakening of Insects

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6 Mar Keichitsu 啓蟄 けいちつ 驚蟄 (惊蛰) jīngzhé Awakening of Insects 345°
Date 1 Romaji Kanji Kana English Hànzì Pīnyīn English Notes
6 to 10 Mar Chi tchuu ko o hiraku 蟄虫啓戸 ちっちゅう こを ひらく Insects come out 桃始華 Táo shǐ huá Peach blossoms open #
11 to 15 Mar Momo hajimete warau 桃始笑 もも はじめて わらう Peach buds smile 倉庚鳴 Cāng gēng míng Golden orioles sing #
16 to 21 Mar Namushi chōto kesu 菜虫化蝶 なむし ちょうと けす Cabbage worms become butterflies 鷹化為鳩 Yīng huà wéi jiū Hawks become doves #

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