Nijuushi Sekki

March 6, 2011 Juju Kurihara Japan, Vocabulary Tags: 0 Comments

24 solar term

Nijuushi Sekki (24節気) is 24 phases in traditional East Asian Lunisolar calendar which matches a particular astronomical event or signifies some natural phenomenon.

It separates 1 solar year into 24 by the number of the date (Heikei method- 平気法) or the position of the sun in the ecliptic (Teiki method-定気法) then names on the each parting date. 

This method was introduced to adjust the difference between the lunisolar calendar months and actual cycle of the season.

Originated in China then had extended to other East Asian countries such as Korea, Japan and Vietnam.

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