Autumnal Equinox Day in Okinawa

Autumnal Equinox Day in Okinawa

Children holding persimmons. In Shuri, Naha on September 22.

September 23, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

September 23 is Autumnal Equinox Day, one of the 24 seasons in the solar year. It is the equinoctial day of autumn, when day and night are of similar length.
As autumn approaches, the night will become longer than the day.

Recent weather and climate conditions have been unusual for this time of year.

A flurry of wind and rain made a brief visit to Okinawa due to Typhoon Fung-Wong on September 22. Meanwhile, yellow Japanese persimmons grew in clusters in the gardens of homes in the Shuri district of Naha. The fruits attracted people passing by.

A Shuri resident Kazuki Gushiken, 10, said, “I did not think persimmons grew in such a place.”

Nine-year-old Homare Higa said, “I like persimmon, but I like grape too.”

(English translation by T&CT)

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