Cold Dew (Kanro) / The 24 Solar Terms

The Seasons of Yamato

5m 00s
Broadcast on October 31, 2021 Available until March 31, 2037

Gangoji is a temple of Nara City inscribed on the World Heritage list. Every autumn, countless flowers of Hagi (bush clovers) are in full bloom surrounding its main hall, a Japanese national treasure. They look like colored snowflakes dancing in the wind. And then it starts raining. Fat drops of dew on the tiny leaves glitter coldly. Wet stone Buddha statues seem to smile to bless the rain.

*According to the 24 Solar Terms of Reiwa 3 (2021), Kanro is from October 8 to 23.

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