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小暑と大暑・Sho’usho and Taisho

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木槿・Mukuge

七夕が行われる7月7日頃が小暑の始まりです。夏至から数えて15日目となります。暑さがどんどん強くなっていくという意味があり、日本ではこの頃から暑さが強まって行きます。本格的な夏の到来です。

Around July 7, when the feast of tanabata is celebrated, it also marks the beginning of sho’usho.  It is the 15th day since geshi or summer solstice.  “Sho’usho” means that “the heat gradually intensifies.”  Sure enough, this is when Japan starts to really heat up.  A real summer is here.

そして7月23日頃から大暑となります。夏の土用もこの頃。最も暑い頃という意味ですが、実際の暑さのピークはもう少し後になります。

And 大暑 begins around July 23.  Doyo’u, known as an occasion for eating eels to keep your strength up and summer fatigue away, is also around this time.  “Taisho” means the hottest season – but in reality the worst summer heat is yet to come.

ナナカマドななかまど・Japanese rowan (nanakamado)

Description de cette image, également commentée ci-après三白草・saururaceae (mitsujirogusa)

ところでお家元の書かれた本に次のような記載がありました。

By the way, the following is a passage in the book written by our Grand Master:

床の間の花の一輪が、この涼気をさらに強めることでしょう。木槿やななかまどの白さ、三白草の純白、縞芦の軽やかさなど、いずれも気持ちのよいものです。床の間といえばこの時期はめずらしい舟形、釣舟花入、沓形花入などが用いられ、舟の花入にも竹や焼物、砂張(合金の一種)のものなどいろいろあり、床の天井から細い花鎖をたらして、これにつります。

A single flower in the alcove will augment the sense of coolness.  The whiteness of mukuge and nanakamado.  The pure white of mitsujirogusa (saururaceae ).  The light and airy striped reeds.  Each one creates a pleasant feeling.  Speaking of the alcove, it is a season to use hana’ire of unique shapes, such as ships, fishing boats and shoes.  Ship-shaped hana’ire can be of a variety of materials, such as ceramics and metal alloy (sahari made of copper, lead and tin).  A fine chain is hung from the alcove ceiling, and the hana’ire is hung from it.

【参考・References】

http://koyomigyouji.com/24-shousho.htm

http://koyomigyouji.com/24-tai.htm

新版表千家茶道十二か月(日本放送出版協会)(1985)

Originally posted July 3, 2015

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