In 1873, Japan witnessed the advent of a new calendar and that of a fifth season in poetry.
With the adoption of the Gregorian calendar, the beginning of the year moved from the first days of Spring to the start of winter. Season words for haiku poetry that address the new year specifically came along — to a new, fifth season in the first half of January.
If a special season does not warrant especially big wishes for happiness, what will?
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