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Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

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72 Seasons

Starting from now, some mornings see the earth on the ground frozen solid due to bracing cold weather. The overnight chill becomes even more intense, and a sense of the arrival of winter can be distinctly felt. Seasonal phrases for this season feature many expressions relating to freezing, and by pondering the reverberation of these phrases, perhaps the experience of winter can be more profoundly savored.
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