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East Asian Cultural Tour: frost solar terms in Japan

DailyBird Culture 2021-10-08 1 0
The 24 solar terms of

is a supplementary calendar created by the ancient Chinese people through observing and summarizing the laws of natural changes in their long-term production and life practice to guide agricultural activities. It not only had a far-reaching impact on the lives of Chinese people in the following thousands of years, but also spread abroad and became a clear evidence of cultural exchanges between China and foreign countries. So today, let's take a look at the frost solar terms in Japanese culture.


frosted meat (frosted beef) in Japanese, the north wind between frosting and the beginning of winter is called "wood withered" (read as "wood withered" (also written as "wood", which is a Chinese character created by the Japanese), which means the biting cold wind in autumn and winter. There is no special food culture on frost day, but there is a kind of beef in Japan called "frost meat", which is called frost beef because its fat and lean are evenly distributed and form snowflake like lines. Is it suitable for eating on frost day?

Book autumn (autumn of reading) in addition to "autumn of appetite" (autumn of appetite), there is also the word "Book autumn" in Japanese. Why do you associate "reading" with "autumn"? It turns out that scientific research shows that the temperature at which people are most likely to concentrate on doing something is 18 degrees. After the muggy summer and the cold winter, the autumn with suitable temperature and humidity is naturally suitable for reading at ease.

in addition, some people believe that this statement comes from China. Han Yu has a poem "the lights are slightly amiable, and the compendium can be rolled and comfortable", which means "in the cool autumn season, it is best to read at night under the light". Natsume Soseki, a Japanese literary giant, once quoted this sentence in the novel Sanshiro, so "the book and Autumn" was widely used. It's really wonderful for the family to sit around and have amiable lights. The so-called phenology of


refers to the phenomenon of periodic changes in the growth, development and environment of animals and plants caused by the impression of weather and climate. Such as flowering and Fruiting of plants, hibernation and migration of animals, frost, thawing of glaciers, etc. The Institute of Japanese studies has produced a set of works "Seventy two marques", which introduces the seventy-two marques and the haiku, biology, flowers and food at that time, with great Japanese cultural heritage.

frost began to fall (し は じ め ナ る): frost began to fall from October 23 to 27. It means that frost begins to appear in the cold morning and night.


are implemented in an instant (light rain from October 28 to November 1). When autumn is over to winter, there is occasional light rain. "Instant" means light rain.


maple leaf yellow (from November 2 to November 6). The leaves of maple and Parthenocissus begin to turn yellow. After the frost, all parts of Japan will welcome outdoor activities in autumn and winter - "red leaf hunting" (appreciating red leaves).

you may also like: what does it mean to go back to the south? Quickly learn about the most common wonders of frost fall in the South: about the formation of frost flowers, the effects of mulberry leaves after frost fall: evacuate wind heat, clear lungs, moisten dryness, protect knees and warm feet, keep good frost fall, and don't worry about cold in winter!

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