During the Greater Cold, Tobihino whitens its mornings. The ground covered with frost seems like a vast carpet of ice. Although the plum trees have started to blossom in the precincts of the Kasugataisha Shrine, icicles form woods at the Chozudokoro (water pavilion for hand washing). The dripping water raises the ice columns, dissolves them, and reraises them. It is the coldest season of the year. But spring is right around the corner.
*According to the 24 Solar Terms of Reiwa 4 (2022), Daikan is from January 20 to February 4.