Enjoy it while it lasts

Happy November! While it will no doubt be over by the time this post goes live (I’m typing it up a week in advance), we’re even having a very appropriate spell of warm weather right now: sunny, with highs in the 70s (F; over 20° C).

小春日和
ko.haru.bi.yori

Literally: small – spring – sun / day – peace / harmony

Alternately: “Indian summer.” A warm day with nice weather in late fall or early winter.

Notes: Apparently koharu was an old term for the tenth month of the old lunar calendar; around November by the modern solar-year reckoning. Hiyori (voiced as biyori in the compound) is simply good weather.

“Koharu” is also a girls’ name. So it’s like “April,” “May,” or “June” in English, kind of, except instead of a spring name, it’s the last warm breath of fall.

Koharu choo-choo

With the brightly-colored one-car train, this shot just SCREAMS “rural Japan” at me. Source.

About Confanity

I love the written word more than anything else I've had the chance to work with. I'm back in the States from Japan for grad school, but still studying Japanese with the hope of becoming a translator -- or writer, or even teacher -- as long as it's something language-related.
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