Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
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Notes for "New Year Haiku 12-27-20"

These are the notes for New Year Haiku 12-27-20.

Enjoy The Five Hundred Essential Japanese Season Words.

The Season -- 5
The Heavens -- 3
The Earth -- 1
Humanity -- 23
Observances -- 6
Animals -- 3
Plants -- 5
46 total (written in one day)

Kireji, or cutting words, rarely have direct translations in English.

Hodawara is a New Year plant.

Pheasant's eye (fukujusoo) grows in mountainous areas, also called "prosperity grass" or "longevity grass."

Japan has a special rice porridge called nanakusagayu, named after seven species of wild grasses, one of which is nazuna.
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