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Leaves turn red and yellow


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In ancient Japan, people used 72 micro season calendar (72Ko) 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 November 2nd is the 54th Ko “Leaves turn red and yellow.”
During the Heian period in Japan (794~1185), the nobilities used to express the beauty of autumn leaves with Waka, the Japanese traditional poem in 31syllables, and compete for their sense of art.
As you can see, the autumn leaves were very popular among Japanese people from ancient times.

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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