3/01/2014

third lunar month

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The Third Lunar Month 三月 sangatsu - 弥生 yayoi -

In the old lunar calendar of the Edo period,

spring lasted from the first month to the third,
summer from the fourth month through the sixth,
autumn from the seventh month through the ninth,
winter from the tenth month through the twelfth.

. WKD : The Asian Lunar Calendar and the Saijiki .


. Edo Saijiki 江戸歳時記 .



source : art.jcc-okinawa.net/okinawa/edonosiki


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Asakusa sanja matsuri 浅草三社祭 Asakusa Festival of Three Shrines
. Asakusa Kannon 浅草観音 .

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hanami 花見 viewing cherry blossoms
. Cherry Blossom Time .


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tatsubina 辰雛 Dragon hina dolls
They were first shown on the first day of the third lunar month.

It used to be celebrated on the first day of the snake (jooshi 上巳, mi no hi 巳の日) and later changed to the third day of the month.
tatsumi 辰巳 "dragon and snake" are a special pair in the Asian zodiac.



hina matsuri 雛祭り Hina doll festival
. hina matsuri 雛祭り Hina doll festival .



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. Edo Saijiki 江戸歳時記 .


. - Doing Business in Edo - 商売 - Introduction .

. senryu, senryū 川柳 Senryu poems in Edo .


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