Summer Commences 立夏
Lunar calendar: 26th March
Pentads: Mole crickets sing, Earthworms come out from soil, Cucumbers grow.
Even though temperature is still mild, summer has come, meaning that spring is now the past. Once I heard the blossom period of shellfish is right before spring and summer. So on the first day of summer I come to this rift for the grown seashells. The north is a huge plain so the sea sounds alien to me. When I was a child, I only went to the seashore once or twice every summer to play with the tide. From there I could hear the true sound of waves.