Kiyose - collection of season words in Japan -

Life/Humanity

SPRING SUMMER AUTUMN WINTER
Bonfire in spring
Migrant fishermen <Watari gyofu>
Great examination <Dai shiken>
Graduation <Sotugyo>
Start of school <Nyugaku>
Outing(/Hike/Picnic) <Ensoku>
Spring wear <Haru no fuku>
Spring shawl <Haru shoru>
Spring parasol <Haru higasa>
White sake <Siro zake>
Spring light <Shunto>
Putting away stoves <Danro wosamu>
Opening north windows <Kita mado hiraku>
Replacing the roof <Yane kae>
Treading on barley(wheat) plants <Mugi-fumi>
Burning hills(/fields/grass) <No yaku/Yama yaku/Shiba yaku>
Plowing <Tagayashi>
Seeds <Tanemono>
Planting seeds <Tane-maki>
Planting potato(/sweet potato/taro/lotus/bulb/indigo/hemp,etc)
<Bareisho ueru/Imo ueru/Hasu ueru/Kyukon ueru/Ai maku/Asa maku/ nadonado>
Seed bed(/Nursery) <Naedoko>
Pruning <Sentei>
Planting a cutting <Tugiki>
Parting the roots <Newake>
Cutting off the wool <Hituji ke karu>
Cutting grass <Tumi kuka>
Sericulture <Kogai/Yousan>
Picking tea(/mulberry leaves) <Cha tumi>
Tea making <Sei-cha>
Woman diver ((for pearls,fishes,etc.)) <Ama/Isodo/Moguri>
Floating woods <KInagashi>
Gathering shellfish ((at low tide)) <Shiohigari>
Cherry blossoms viewing <Hana-mi>
Apricot blossoms viewing <Ume-mi>
Boat race (/Regatta) <Boto resu>
kite <Tako>
Balloon <Fusen>
Windmill(/Pinwheel) <Kazaguruma>
Soap bubble <Shabondama>
Pheasant whistle <Kiji-bue>
Swing <Buranko>
Cold(/Flu) in spring <Haru kaze>
Sleeping late <Asa-ne>
Sleep in spring <Haru no yume>
Melancholy of spring <Shunshu/Haru urei>
Dream in spring <Haru no yume>
Summer holidays (Natsuyasumi)
Homecoming (Kisei)
Change of clothes (Koromogae)
Summer cloths/wear (Natsu fuku, Natsu goromo)
Serge (Seru)
Light stuff (Usumono)
Yukata (Yukata)
White/Aloha shirt (Shiro shatsu, Aroha Shatsu)
Swimsuit/Bathing suit (Mizugi, Kaisuigi)
Sunglasses (Sangurasu)
Straw hat (Mugiwara boushi, Natsu boushi)
Handkerchief (Hankachifu, Asenugui)
Kashiwamochi (Rice cake wrapped with leaves of Mongolia oak) (Kashiwa mochi)
Suchi (Sushi)
Chilled somen/mugi-noodle(Hiyashi soumen, Hiya mugi)
Chilled tofu (Hiya yakko, Hiya doufu)
Umeboshi ( Pickled plum in brine) (Umeboshi, Ume hosu, Ume duke)
Beer (Biru, Kuro biru, Nama biru, Bia horu, Bia gaden)
Plum brandy (Ume shu)
Distilled spirit (Shochu)
Cold sake (Hiyazake)
Amazake (A kind of drink made from sake) (Amazake)
The year's green tea (Sincha, Hashiri cha)
Soda / Soda pop (Soda sui)
Shaved ice (with syrup over it) (Koori mizu, Kaki goori)
Icecream / Soft ice cream (Hyouka, Aisu-kurimu, Sofuto-kurimu)
Arrowroot cake (Kuzumoti)
Tokoroten ( a kind of jello made from seaweed) (Tokoroten)
Chilled yokan ( a kind of Japanese sweet) (Mizu-yokan)
Broiled eel on the hottest day (Doyo unagi)
Balcony (Rodai, Barukoni, Beranda)
Fountain (Funsui, Fukiage)
Summer bedding (Natsu buton, Natsu gake)
Rush mat (Hana goza)
Screen door , Window screen (Amido)
Blind / Shade (Hiyoke)
Bamboo blind/shade (Sudare, Ao sudare, Take sudare)
Rattan chair (To isu)
Hammock (Hanmokku)
Flypaper (Hae tori)
Mosquito net (Kaya)
Perfume (Kousui)
Air conditioner (Reibou, Rumu kura)
Folding fan (Sensu, Oogi)
Round fan , Summer fan (Uchiwa)
Electric fan (Senpuki)
Windchime (Fuurin)
Revolving lantern (Soumatou, Mawari dourou)
Parasol (Higasa, Parasoru)
Airing (Mushi boshi)
Sprinkling water (Uchimizu, Mizu maki)
Sprinkler truck (Sansui sha)
Taking a bath in a tub (Gyouzui)
Mowing wheat, thrashing barley (Mugi kari, Mugi koki)
Rice planting (Taue)
Prayers for rain (Amagoi)
Weeding (Kusakari, Kusatori, kusamushiri)
Hay (Hoshi kusa, Kari boshi)
Grass arrow (Kusaya)
Cocoon (Mayu)
Fishing sweetfishes (Ayu turi)
Cormorant fishing (Ukai)
Night angling (Yoduri)
Swimming goggles (Suichu megane)
Fishing squid (Ika turi)
Escaping the summer heat, Summer resort (Hisho, Hishoti)
Enjoying the evening cool (out of doors) / Cooling at evening (Suzumi, Yusuzumi, Nouryo)
Rowboat (Bouto)
Yacht / Sailboat (Yotto)
Climbing / Mountaineering (Tozan,Yamanobori)
Camp, Campfire, etc,(Kyanpu, Kyanpu faiya,Kyanpu --)
Tent (Tento)
Cottage (Bangaro)
Swimming (Oyogi, Suiei, Yuuei)
Swimming pool (Puuru)
Swimming in the sea / Sea bathing (Kaisuiyoku)
Beach umbrella (Sunahigasa, Biichi parasoru)
Fishpond (Turi bori)
Night stall (Yomise)
Fireworks (Hanabi)
Night game, Night time baseball game (Naitaa, Naito geimu)
Playing in water (Mizu asobi)
Water pistol (Mizudeppou)
Hunting/Seeing fireflies (Hotaru gari, Hotarumi)
Reed (-pipe) (Kusabue, Mugibue)
Naked (Hadaka)
Barefoot (Hadashi)
Washing hair (Kami arau, Araigami)
Sweat (Ase)
Sunburn (Hiyake)
Nap (HIrune, Gosui)
Summer colds (Natsu kaze)
Heat exhausion (Natsu yase, Natsu make, Natsu bate)
Sunstroke (Nishabyou)
Prickly heat (Asemo)

Young sake, New sake (Shin shu)
Young rice, New rice (Shin mai)
Late-night meal (Yashoku)
Green soybeans (Edamame)
Boiled chestnut-rice (Kuri meshi)
Boiled mushroom-rice (Matsutake meshi)
Dried persimmon (Hoshigaki)
Grated yam (Tororo)
New soba / buckwheat noodles (Shin soba)
New tofu (Shin dofu)
Boiled taros (Imoni)

Sports day, Field day (Undoukai)
Lantern (Tourou)
Autumn fan (Shusen, Aki ohgi)
Sumo (Sumo)
Nightwork (Yonabe)
Autumn loneliness (Shushi)

Scarecrow (Kagashi/Kakashi)
Clapper / Noisemaker (Naruko)
Birds threat (Toriodoshi)
Rice reaping (Inekari)
Unhulled rice (Momi)
Bumper/Fruitful year (Hounen)
Bad/Poor crop (Kyosaku,Fusaku)

Bon <festival> dance (Bon-Wodori)
Moon-viewing (Tsukimi)
Viewing autumn leaves (Momijigari)
Mushroom-gathering (Takegari, Kinokogari)

Year-end bonus (Nenmatsu shouyo)
Cleaning (Susuharai)
The Salavation Army (Shakai nabe, Jizen nabe)
Mochi<Rice cakes> making (Mochitsuki)
Displaying sacred straw festoons (Shime kazaru)
Last working day <of the year> (Goyo osame, Shigoto osame)
Year-end party (Toshi wasure, Bounenkai)
Winter vacation (Fuyu yasumi)

Mochi / Rice cake (Mochi)
Hot sake (Atsukan)
Sake with fins filling (Hirezake)
Eggnog / Egg flip (Tamagozake)
Simmering tofu (Yudoufu)
Porridge <of rice and fishes/vegetables> (Zousui)
Roast/Baked sweet potato (Yakiimo)
Soba <buckwheat noddles> in a night stand (Yonakisoba)
One-skillet supper (Nabeyaki)
Sukiyaki (Sukiyaki)
Wild-boar stew (Botannabe)
Frogfish stew (Ankounabe)
Oden <kind of stew> (Oden)
Salted salmon (Shiozake)
Pickled radish (Takuan)

Preparing for the winter (Fuyugamae)
Windbreak (Kazeyoke)
Snow fence (Yukigakoi,Yukiyoke)
Snow shoveling (Yukikaki,Jyosetsu)
Shouji (Shouji)
* Sliding door with Japanese paper pasted on a wooden framework
Fusuma (Fusuma)
* Sliding door made by pasting thick decorative paper
Carpet (Jyutan)
Heating (Danbou)
Stove (Sutohbu,Danro)
Charcoal (Sumi)
Coal (Sekitan)
Kotatus <kind of body warmer> (Kotatsu)
Hearth, Fireplace (Irori,Ro)
Brazier (Hibachi)
Foot warmer (Anka)
Body warmer (Kairo)
Winter suit (Fuyufuku,Fuyugi)
Futon <Japanese bedding> (Futon)
Chanchanko <Sleeveless kimono jacket> (Chanchanko)
Dotera <Padded dressing gown> (Dotera)
Dressing heavily (Atsugi,Kasanegi)
Bundled in heavy clothes (Kibukure)
Fur (Kegawa)
Blanket (Moufu,Ketto)
Sweater (Sehtah)
Overcoat (Gaitou,kohto)
Cloak (Manto)
Winter hat (Fuyuboushi)
Snow goggles, Spectacles (Yukimegane)
(Mimibukuro,Mimikake)
Muffler (Erimaki,Mafurah)
Shawl (Shohru)
Gloves (Tebukuro)
Mask (Masuku)
<Weaving> wool (Keito)
Radish pulling (Daikonbiki)
Lotus digging (Hasuhori)
Sowing barley (Mugimaki)
Midwinter manure (Kangoe)
Greenhouse (Onsitsu)

Chacoal making (Sumiyaki)
Paper making (Kamisuki)
Snow-viewing (Yukimi)
Winter fishing (Kanzuri)
<Bamboo> stilts (Takeuma)
Snowball fight (Yukigassen, Yukiasobi)
Snowman (Yukidaruma)
Winter swimming (Kanchusuiei)
Ski (Suki)
Skate (Sukehto)
Rugby, Football (Ragubi)
Hunting (Kari)
Falconry (Takagari)

Cold, Influenza (Kaze)
Cough (Seki)
Sneeze (Kusyami)
Runny nose (Mizubana,Hanamizu)
White breath (Shiraiki)
Chaps (Hibi)
Frostbite, Chilblains (Shimoyake,Toushou)
Snow-tan (Yukiyake)

Open fire (Takibi)
Night watch (Hi no ban, Yakei)
Numbness (Kajikamu)
Old diary (Furunikki)
Calender dealer (Koyomi uri)
Basking in the sun (Hinataboko)