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Month Japanese Lunar
Month
Corresponding
Gregorian Dates*
Meaning Gregorian Month Modern Japanese
Month
Japanese Lunar
Season
Astrological
Season**
Gregorian Season
1 睦月
Mutsuki
4 Feb - 5 Mar Affection / Sociable Month January 一月
Ichigatsu
Spring Winter Winter
2 如月
Kisaragi
6 Mar - 4 Apr Changing Clothes/ More Clothes Month February 二月
Nigatsu
Spring Winter Winter
3 弥生
Yayoi
5 Apr - 5 May New Life/Growth Month March 三月
Sangatsu
Spring Winter Spring Spring
4 卯月
Uzuki
6 May - 5 Jun U-no-hana Month April 四月
Shigatsu
Summer Spring Spring
5 皐月
Satsuki
6 Jun - 6 Jul Early Rice Planting/Swamp Month May 五月
gogatsu
Summer Spring Spring
6 水無月
Minazuku
7 Jul - 7 Aug Month of Water June 六月
Rokugatsu
Summer Spring Summer Summer
7 文月
Fumizuki
8 Aug - 7 Sep Literary / Book Month July 七月
Shichigatsu
Autumn Summer Summer
8 葉月
Hazuki
8 Sep - 7 Oct Leaf Month August 八月
Hachigatsu
Autumn Summer Summer
9 長月
Nagatsuki
8 Oct - 6 Nov Long Month September 九月
Kugatsu
Autumn Summer Autumn Autumn
10 神無月
Kannazuki
7 Nov - 6 Dec Month without Gods October 十月
Jūgatsu
Winter Autumn Autumn
11 霜月
Shimotsuki
7 Dec - 4 Jan Frost Month November 十一月
Jūichigatsu
Winter Autumn Autumn
12 師走
Shiwasu
5 Jan - 3 Feb Rushing About / Priest Run Month December 十二月
Jūnigatsu
Winter New
Year
***
Winter Autumn Winter Winter
* These dates are approximate. Lunar months and solar years do not contain the same number of days and thus, the beginning of each lunar month can vary slightly by a day or two either way.

** Astrological seasons start on or around the 21st of the month.
***On 1st January, 1873 Japan adopted the Gregorian calendar. This posed an interesting problem of when the New Year was to be celebrated. Japanese traditionalist compromised and moved the New Year to coincide with the beginning of the New Year in the Gregorian Calendar - 1 January (through to the 15th), creating a "fifth season". Many, however, still followed the lunisolar calendar and continue to celebrate Setsubun (New Years Eve) and the New Year in accordance to the lunisolar calendar. This is especially notible in the Kyoto geiko districts.