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Spring has Sprung

Hi blog. The first week or so of March was largely “Winter version 2.0”, but we’ve finally got to the point where most days have a maximum in the teens. Apart from the increase in temperature – I no longer … Continue reading

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Haru Ichiban

Between early February (the beginning of spring on the lunar calendar) and the equinox, there is usually a gale from the south bringing warmer and more humid air over the archipelago. This gale or storm is commonly known as haru ichiban (春一番). … Continue reading

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