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ご挨拶 「 夏の果て 」 大暑〜立秋 Greeting ” The End of Summer ” From Great Heat to Start of Autumn*





The sun is so bright that it looks white. Under the blazing sun, it is impossible to look up at the sky. The overwhelming power of the sun seems to be relentless.

In the scorching heat, the Tarumi forest shines under the summer sunlight.  From Senriyama, where Kashiwaya is located, you can see the forest “Chinju-no-mori” of the Tarumi Shrine.  While urbanization has progressed and artificial objects cover most of our city, greenery remains around only this area.  The green mountain is small but dignified, and always soothes me.

In my childhood, I used to go to Tarumi Forest with an insect cage during the summer vacation.  The forest was filled with shadows.  Looking up at the green leaves, I found they are waving in the wind and spreading their branches to get sunshine.  I caught the tiny sound of rustling leaves above the buzz of cicadas.  I remember the comfortable gentle breeze.

Risshu (Start of Autumn) is August 7th, but it is still the height of summer.  The people in old decided that the height of this heat is the starting point of autumn.  In Japan, there is a seasonal word for early autumn: “新涼” (shinryo: literally, new coolness).  They might sense that the heat ease a bit even in the warm breeze, and be pleased that autumn was approaching.  They must have been looking forward to the next season.

*Great Heat/ Start of Autumn: The traditional East Asian calendars divide a year into 24 solar terms. “Great Heat” is the 12th solar term and starts from July 23rd. “Start of Autumn” is the 13th solar term and starts from August 7th.


〒565-0851 大阪府吹田市千里山西2丁目5番18号

2-5-18 Senriyama-nishi, Suita, Osaka 565-0851 Japan

〒530-0002 大阪府大阪市北区曽根崎新地 1丁目7番4号

YAMANA K-2 BLDG. 5F 1-7-4 Sonezaki Shinchi, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka 530-0002 Japan

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