Japanese fall starts in summer (英語)

Have you ever heard the word “Risshu” (立秋; 立: to stand, 秋: autumn) in Japanese? 

In the old Japanese calendar, “risshuu” refers to the first day of autumn in Japan. 

In western countries, autumn starts in September, right? 

In the old Japanese calendar, it starts in the beginning of August! More precisely, this year it started on August 7th, where summer really begins for many of us!