Risshun

立春 [りっしゅん] – the first day of spring

  • 立 [リツ・たつ] – to stand (up)
  • 春 [シュン・はる] – springtime

According to the Japanese calendar, Spring is supposed to “stand up” on February 4th this year.  Tell that to the millions of people all over the US who are buried under feet of snow and ice!

鬼は外、福は内!

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