RITTOU(立冬) [more than 4 seasons]
~ A Great Example of “The 24 Seasons” Are Used in Our Life ~
It’s Official! Winter has come! Watch out for The 1st “KOGARASHI(木枯らし)”!
Today, we will tell you about 3 THINGS about the kind of wind blows this time of the year.
Because it is one of the great examples of “the 24 seasons” are used in our life!
When the wind blows, our head curator starts to think about how to spend her New Year Holiday.
||| ABOUT “RITTOU(立冬)”: the 19th season of The 24 Seasons |||
The character 立冬 means “立: to stand” and “冬: winter”. So, officially winter has begun! The island we are in, Shikoku, is usually warmer than the East and North East of Japan. Still, the temperature gets lower and we can sniff the scent of Winter.
||| The 1st KOGARASHI (木枯らし一号) |||
It is a strong cold wind that blows 1st time in the season.
1) THE JAPAN METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY ANNOUNCES IT.
Japanese land is long from North to South, so the agency in Tokyo does the announcement for Eastern (North) Japan, and Kinki does it for Western (South) Japan.
2) WHICH WIND TO CALL “1st KOGARASHI” IS DEPENDS ON THE AGENCY?!
Each agency has slightly different conditions of which wind to call “1st KOGARASHI” to make it more suitable for the regional climate. In the case of Shikoku, the agency in the Kinki area is the closest one.
3) WHAT EXACTLY IS THE “1st KOGARASHI”?
Here are the conditions of the Kinki area:
- WHEN: By the 24 seasons,
(around Oct 23rd ~ Dec 22nd)
- PRESSURE PATTERN: Winter (West = High, East = Low)
- WIND DIRECTION: From North-SPEED: Top speed 8m/s
*Some years, there are the years we don’t get the wind.
METEOROLOGY is a field of science.
But the Agency uses The 24 Seasons for their reference date.
We find it is one of the proof that
how accurate the old calendar, The 24 Seasons, has been.
Would you like to know which season we are in NOW?
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What do you get from our Social Media Accounts but you don’t get here?
- “More than 4 seasons” posts are posted with DATEs of each seasons each year. Because these dates slightly changes every year.
- You get “post notice” is the Social Media of your choice has the function.
- If you also follow ” #morethan4seasons “. You will have the archive only about “More than 4 seasons” posts.
HANDY!!! Don’t you think?
Did you know that we provide a usuful service while you are in Shikoku, Japan?
Language assistance attend
Did you know that there are so many local dialects in Japan?
Also, Did you know that people from outside of the area cannot understand the dialect, even if the person is Japanese?
On top of that, we speak in the local dialect regularly.
And, people open up faster if the person spoke the dialect.
Our curator will attend your stay in Shikoku. She was born and grew up here in Shikoku.
You will have so many advantages if you have a language assistant who is from there & speaks the local dialect.
Activity resarch & Attend
We all know that there are so many things that guide books cannot cover.
If you are looking for something, in particular, to do here but you cannot find the information in your language, we can help!
We can look into the information and tell you in English. Also, if you would need a language assistant on sight, our curator will attend your experience.
Haven’t you had this kind of problem? You are looking for some information about abroad, but you cannot find the information in your language nor English.
If you seem to have trouble finding information about Shikoku or Japan, we can gather the information and summarize it in English.
For business purposes or your pleasure, it doesn’t matter.
However, we cannot help you with academic research.
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