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Friday, February 06, 2015

Hokudai/Cast 280: February Third

Setsubun no Hi, Groundhog Day, Paul Auster, and Gertrude Stein all have something to do with February 3.

Spring starts on February 3rd in Japan with Setsubun no Hi or, in Japanese, 節分の日, which means Separating the Seasons. Also on February 3rd, a groundhog comes out of his home in Pennsylvania and looks to see if he sees his shadow. If he doesn't see his shadow, Spring is Here! If he sees his shadow, six more weeks of winter. This is Groundhog Day.

Also from Pennsylvania is American author Gertrude Stein born on February 3rd, 1874. She was an experimental writer. She died in 1946. Another American author born on February 3rd is Paul Auster. He was born in 1947.


Music is

夏の一生 by NorickH from

眼泪笑了 (Tears smiled) by 刘力扬 (Liu Li Yang)

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