Beginning of Early Winter at Higashinoyama

Iwaya-Iwakage of Kanayama Megaliths

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The Japanese Kanayama Megaliths blogsite has just made two new posts about the beginning of the winter season (Early Winter in the Kanayama Solar Calendar is the approximate sixty-day period prior to the winter solstice). Here is an excerpt from the post dated 2016.12.04, with permission. The original post in Japanese is:

http://blog.livedoor.jp/kanayama_tour-kanayamamegaliths/archives/1062874593.html

2016年12月04日

金山巨石群 冬期の始まり   Beginning of Early Winter at Kanayama Megaliths

In the Kanayama Megaliths solar calendar, wintertime begins on about 10/23. This is similar to the calendar of ancient Egypt.

朝の観測 Morning observation

For the first observation of the Early Winter season we went mountain climbing to Higashinoyama (Higashi-no-yama, Eastern Mountain) megalith group. This year at 8:30, a total of five people departed from Iwaya-Iwakage site. Here are some photos taken when we reached the peak.

When reaching the top ridge, a little down the slope on the south side, two megaliths of 9 meters long appear side…

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