Beginning of Early Winter at Higashinoyama

Iwaya-Iwakage of Kanayama Megaliths


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:


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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