Kiyose - collection of season words in Japan -

SPRING

(The Season)

Spring,Early spring,Mid spring,Late spring
February,March,April
Luner new year
First day of spring
Lingering cold
Signs of Spring
Spring equinox
Spring morning,Spring afternoon,Spring evening,Spring night
Last spring light
Balmy day
Parting (/passing ) spring
End of the cold

(Celestial Phenomena)

Spring sky
Spring sunshine,Spring sun
Hazy night
Haze,Spring mist(/haze)
Heat haze(/shimmer)
Spring wind
East wind
Mirage
Spring cloud
Spring storm
Spring hail
Spring dust
Spring rain
Spring rainy days(/Spring shower/April shower)
Spring rainbow
Spring drizzle
Spring sleet
Spring frost,Late frost
Spring thunder
Spring snow
Spring thunder
Spring moon
Hazy moon
Spring darkness
Spring star(s)
Spring sunset
First spring gust
Spring gust
Shinning wind

(Terrestrial Phenomena)

Mountains(hills) in spring
Mountains(hills) smile
Spring water(/Waters of spring)
Spring sea
Slush
Spring waterfall
Unmelted snow(Remaining snow)
Melting snow(Snowmelt/Snow meltwater)
Spring(/Thin) ice
Drift ice
Spring tide
Spring wave
Spring field
Burning fields
Spring river
Snowslide
Thaw

(Life/Humanity)

Bonfire in spring
Migrant fishermen <Watari gyofu>
Great examination <Dai shiken>
Graduation <Sotugyo>
Start of school <Nyugaku>
Outing(/Hike/Picnic) <Ensoku>
Spring wear <Haru no fuku>
Spring shawl <Haru shoru>
Spring parasol <Haru higasa>
White sake <Siro zake>
Spring light <Shunto>
Putting away stoves <Danro wosamu>
Opening north windows <Kita mado hiraku>
Replacing the roof <Yane kae>
Treading on barley(wheat) plants <Mugi-fumi>
Burning hills(/fields/grass) <No yaku/Yama yaku/Shiba yaku>
Plowing <Tagayashi>
Seeds <Tanemono>
Planting seeds <Tane-maki>
Planting potato(/sweet potato/taro/lotus/bulb/indigo/hemp,etc)
<Bareisho ueru/Imo ueru/Hasu ueru/Kyukon ueru/Ai maku/Asa maku/ nadonado>
Seed bed(/Nursery) <Naedoko>
Pruning <Sentei>
Planting a cutting <Tugiki>
Parting the roots <Newake>
Cutting off the wool <Hituji ke karu>
Cutting grass <Tumi kuka>
Sericulture <Kogai/Yousan>
Picking tea(/mulberry leaves) <Cha tumi>
Tea making <Sei-cha>
Woman diver ((for pearls,fishes,etc.)) <Ama/Isodo/Moguri>
Floating woods <KInagashi>
Gathering shellfish ((at low tide)) <Shiohigari>
Cherry blossoms viewing <Hana-mi>
Apricot blossoms viewing <Ume-mi>
Boat race (/Regatta) <Boto resu>
kite <Tako>
Balloon <Fusen>
Windmill(/Pinwheel) <Kazaguruma>
Soap bubble <Shabondama>
Pheasant whistle <Kiji-bue>
Swing <Buranko>
Cold(/Flu) in spring <Haru kaze>
Sleeping late <Asa-ne>
Sleep in spring <Haru no yume>
Melancholy of spring <Shunshu/Haru urei>
Dream in spring <Haru no yume>

(events)

Anniversary of Saigyo's death <Saigyo ki>
(Ryokan(T)/Sanetomo(S)/Yoshinaka(S)/Oishi(S)/Rikyu(C)/Kikaku(H)/
Hitomaro(T)/Fusei(H)/Mokichi(T)/Seishi(H)/Sanki(H)/Kyoshi(H)/
Takuboku(T)/Saigyo(T)/etc.........their death)
(*)indicates their fields
T:Tanka,Waka S:Samurai C:Tea ceremony H:Haiku,Haikai
Easter<Fukkatsu sai>
Doll's Festival<Hina matsuri/Momo no sekku>
Floating dolls<Hina nagashi/Nagashi bina>
Market of dolls<Hina ichi>
Entering Nirvana/Reposing Buddha statue<Nehan/Nehan zou>
(*)Anniversary of Buddha's entering Nirvana
Blossom Festival<Hana matsuri>
(*)Anniversary of Buddha's birthday<Bushou e>
Piligrim<Henro>
National Foundation Day<Kenkoku kinenbi>
(*)11th, February
Vernal Equinox Day<Shubun no hi>
Constitution Day<Kenpou kinen bi>
(*)3rd, May
Memorial service for needles<Hari kuyou>
Cockfight<Tori awase/Toukei>
Spring festivals<Haru matsuri>
Kasuga Festival/Takayama Festival/Yasukuni Festival/Dontaku/etc.....
(*) various kinds of spring festivals held in Japan
May Day<me de>
April Fool<shigatsu baka>
Greenery Day/Week<Midori no hi/Midori no shukan>
(*)29th,April/23th-29th, April
Visiting Ise shrine<Ise mairi>
Confucius Festival<Kousi sai/Oki maturi/Sekiten>
(*)4th Sunday,April
Gishi Festival<Gishi sai>
(*)1st-7th, April. Gishi means Ako Gishi
who are 47 samurais.
Miyako Dancing<Miyako odori>
(*)1st-30th,April. Maiko-san(dancer)in Kyoto hold dance events.

(animal)

Colt/Filly/Foal/Pony<Haru no uma/Uma no ko/Wakagoma>
Calf/Fawn<Haru no shika/Harami shika/Shika no ko>
Cat's love<Neko no koi/Koi neko>
Kitten<Neko no ko/Koneko>
Turtle chirp<Kame naku>
Snake come out of a hole<Hebi izu>
Tadpoles<Kuwato/Otamajyakushi/Kaeru no ko>
Frog<Kawazu/Kaeru>
Japanese bush warbler<Uguisu/Hatune>
Pheasant<Kiji>
Skylark<Hibari>
Japanese bullfinch<Uso>
Japanese bunting<Hoojiro>
Swallow<Tubame>
Departing crane<Hikizuru/Turu kaeru>
Departing geese<Haru no kari/Kaeru kari>
Departing duck<Hikigamo/Kaeru kamo>
Song (of birds) /Twittering<Saezuri/Momotidori>
Bird's love<Tori sakaru/Tori no koi>
Pregnant swallow<Harami suzume/Komoti suzume>
Baby sparrow<Suzume no ko/Ko suzume>
Nest<Tori no su/Sugomori>
Swallow's nest<Tubame no su>, Sparrow's nest<Suzume no su>
Crow's nest<Karasu no su>.... etc
Fredgling/Leaving a nest<Sudati>
Tellina<Sakura gai>
Herring<Nishin>
Spanish mackerel<Sawara>
Snipe-fish<Sayori>
Sand lance<Ikanago>
White bait<Sirauwo>
Trout<Masu>
Roach<Moroko>
Pond smelt<Wakasagi>
Young (/Baby) crucian carp<Haru no funa/Hatu buna>
Young (/Baby) sweet-fish<Waka ayu/Koayu>
Toyama squid <Hotaru ika>
Wreath shell<Sazae>
Clam<Hamaguri>
Short neck clam<Asari>
Jack-knife clam<Mategai>
Tellina<Sakuragai>
Corbicula<Shijimi>
Horn shell<Nina>
Mud-snail<Tanishi>
Hermit crab<Yadokari>
Sea anemone<Isoginchaku>
Sea urchin<Uni>
Butterfly<Chou>
Bee<Hachi>
Horse fly<Abu>
Young(/Baby) fly<Haru no hae/Hae umaru/Hae no ko>
Silkworm<Kaiko>

(Plants)

Plum (Ume)
Red-plum (Koubai)
Camellia (Tsubaki)
First cherry blossoms (Hatsu zakura/Hatsu hana)
*Cherry blossoms which come out first of the year
Early flowering cherry-tree (Higan zakura)
Weeping cherry-tree (Shidare zakura)
Cherry blossoms (Sakura)
Blossoms (Hana)
*"Blossoms" generally mean cherry blossoms in Japan.
Wild cherry (Yama zakura)
Falling cherry blossoms (Rakka)
Falling cherry pistils (Sakura shibe furu)
Buds/Sprout/Shoot (Ko no me/Hikobae)
Peony buds (Botan no me)
Rose buds (Bara no me)
Magnolia (Mokuren/Kobushi)
Mitsumata (Mitsumata)
Daphne (Jinchoge)
Golden-ball tree (Rengyo)
Aronia (Kaido)
Lilac (Rairakku)
Prunus flowers (Yusura no hana)
Gold-leaf tree flowers (Aoki no hana)
Japanese andromeda flowers (Ashibi/Asebi no hana)
Azalea (Tsutsuji)
Hawthorn flowers (Sanzashi no hana)
Kodemari (Kodemari: a kind of rose)
Yukiyanagi (Yukiyanagi: a kind of spiraea)
Wisteria (Fuji)
Japanese globeflower (Yamabuki)
Summer orange (Natsu mikan)
Peach blossoms (Momo no hana)
Plum blossoms (Sumomo no hana)
Pear blossoms (Nashi no hana)
Apricot blossoms (Anzu no hana)
Apple blossoms (Ringo no hana)
Heath-rose blossoms (Boke no hana)
Pine candles (Waka matsu/Waka midori)
Willow buds (Yanagi no me)
Japanese paper buds (Sansho no me)
Maple-tree buds (Kaede no me)
Maple-tree blossoms (Kaede no hana)
Matrimony vine buds (Kuko no me)
Acanthopanax (Ukogi)
Willow (Yanagi)
Witch hazel (Mansaku)
Pine blossoms (Matsu no hana)
Japanese cedar blossoms (Sugi no hana)
Ginkgo blossoms (Icho no hana)
Birch-tree blossoms (Hari/Han no hana)
White birch blossoms (Shirakaba no hana)
Oak blossoms (Kashi no hana)
Pussy willow/Sallow (Nekoyanagi)
Blackberry blossoms (Kiichigo no hana)
Bengal quince blossoms (Karatachi no hana)
Box tree blossoms (Tsuge no hana)
Mulberry tree (Kuwa)
Star anise blossoms (Shikimi no hana)
Plane tree blossoms (Suzukake no hana)
Akebia blossoms (Akebi no hana)
Autumn of bamboo (Take no aki)
*In spring bamboo leaves turn yellow.
Spring bamboo shoot (Haru no takenoko)
Iris (Nejiayame)
Yellow narcissus (Kizuisen)
Daisy (Hinagiku)
Erigeron (Azumagiku)
Marigold (Kinsenka)
Forget-me-not (Wasurenagusa)
Cineraria (Saineria)
Anemone (Anemone)
Freesia (Furizia)
Tulip (Churippu)
Heriotrope (Heriotoropu)
Crocus (Kurokkasu)
Cyclamen (Shikuramen)
Hyacinth (Hiyashinsu)
Chrysanthmum Seedling(Kiku no nae/Kiku no me)
Rape blossoms (Na no hana)
Daikon flowers (Daikon no hana)
Broad bean flowers (Mame no hana)
Sweet pea/Green peas(Endo no hana/Suitopi/Gurinpisu)
Spring onion flowers/Strawberry flowers (Negi no hana/Ichigo no hana)
Bibb lettuce/Lettuce (Chi sa/Retasu)
Spinach (Hourenso)
Japanese cabbage (Mizuna)
Marsh parsley (Mitsuba)
Spring daikon (Haru daikon)
Spikenard (Udo)
Leek (Nira)
Garlic (Ninniku)
Horseradish (Wasabi)
Green wheat (Aomugi)
Seed potatoes (Tane imo)
Spring grass (Haru no kusa)
Grass seedlings (Kusa no me)
Young grass (Waka kusa)
Violets/Pansy (Sumire/Panji)
Chinese milk vetch (Renge/Genge/Gegebana)
Clover (Kurohba/Umagoyashi)
Shepherd's purse (Nazuna no hana)
Dandelion (Tanpopo)
Horsetail (Tukushi)
Water-horsetail (Sugina)
Chickweed (Hakobe)
Primrose (Sakurasou)
Hipatica (Yukiwarisou)
Giant knotweed (Itadori)
Thistle (Azami)
Fiddlehead ferns (Warabi)
Flowering ferns (Zenmai)
Parsley (Seri)
Buttercup (Kinpouge)
Early sprout of the butterbur (Fuki no tou)
Mugwort (Yomogi)
Wakame seaweed (Wakame)
Spindle-shape bladder-leaf (Hijiki)
Sea-lettuce (Aosa)
Dried laver (Nori)