2020 Winter Solstice Photos by Chika — Iwaya-Iwakage of Kanayama Megaliths

As the stones have predicted in the previous post — that winter solstice would arrive in sixty days — the solstice occurred on 21 December this year. We are fortunate that, even in the midst of a pandemic, Chika went out to three sites to photograph and report on winter solstice in Central Japan. 21 […]

2020 Winter Solstice Photos by Chika — Iwaya-Iwakage of Kanayama Megaliths

Kanayama Calendar and Astronomical Cross-Quarter Dates — Iwaya-Iwakage of Kanayama Megaliths

http://www.reuk.co.uk/wordpress/solar/solar-declination/ The Kanayama solar calendar features solar observations made on certain dates of the year. These are dates that we, at Kanayama Megaliths, refer to in Japanese as yontobun, and in American English as half-angle dates. The astronomical cross-quarter dates are those days of the year when the sun’s declination angle is midway between its summer solstice or […]

Kanayama Calendar and Astronomical Cross-Quarter Dates — Iwaya-Iwakage of Kanayama Megaliths