Summer Solstice (Geshi) / The 24 Solar Terms

Hangesho (Asian lizard's tail) is in full bloom around the time of Hangesho, which begins 11 days after Geshi (Summer Solstice) as a division of the 72 pentads. The green leaves turn white like snow in summer. Okada Valley of Mitsue Village is one of the few places where Hangesho plants grow naturally. Embraced by the overlapping white leaves, many creatures such as snakes, lizards, frogs and damselflies enjoy their lives.

*According to the 24 Solar Terms of Reiwa 3 (2021), Geshi is from June 21 to July 7.