When the Japanese adapted the Chinese 24 season calendar into 72 seasons they created a series of micro-seasons. Each one of these micro-seasons lasts five or six days. Today, we are in the micro-season of “The Chrysanthemum Flowers”. This is also the time of the Chongyang Festival.
Today, we are nearing the end of the micro-season of “Hibernating creatures close their doors”, which is part of the mini-season Autumn Equinox. This season marks the time when the insects and animals begin to prepare for winter hibernation.