Japan Style



Chrysanthemums start blooming

  2019-10-16

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In ancient Japan, people used 72 micro season calendar (72 Ko) which was made by dividing 12 seasons into 24 sub-seasons, and then splitting into three to give a total of 72 Ko, each lasting for about five days.
The calendar here marks the seasonal cycle of the natural world by allocating a series of evocative names to the different stages of the year, to illustrate the ever-changing beautiful landscape in Japan

The 72Ko on October 15th is the 52nd Ko “Chrysanthemums start blooming.”
In the old days in Japan, people believed that Chrysanthemums are effective for longevity, and had the custom to drink chrysanthemum sake, a rice wine infused with chrysanthemum.

To cherish each moment in the changing seasons, Mokumeganeya will introduce you the beautiful flowers and events in each season. Please enjoy the change of season with us.

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