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秋【あき】:生活 【せいかつ】
aki: seikatsu, Autumn: Daily Life

菊膾 【きくなます】 kiku namasu, chrysanthemum (flavored) fish-salad (late autumn).
衣被 【きぬかつぎ】 kinukatsugi, taros boiled in their skins (mid autumn).
新米 【しんまい】 shinmai, new rice [the first rice of the new crop] (late autumn).
今年米 【ことしまい】 kotoshimai, this year's rice
早稲の飯 【わせのめし】 wase no meshi, early rice [the food]
夜食 【やしょく】 yashoku, supper / evening meal [implies meal-break during 夜なべ【よなべ】 yonabe, nightwork] (all autumn).
栗飯 【くりめし】 kurimeshi, chestnut rice [that is, rice cooked with chestnuts] (mid autumn).
新酒 【しんしゅ】 shinshu, new saké [the first saké brewed from this year's rice crop] (late autumn).
新走 【あらばしり】 arabashiri, new run (of saké) / first (saké) run [of the new rice crop]
今年酒 【ことしざけ】 kotoshizake, this year's saké
早稲酒 【わせざけ】 wasezake, early-rice saké
燈火親し 【とうかしたし】 tōka shitashi, (とうくわしたし), lamplight (is) intimate/familiar (all autumn).
燈下親し 【とうかしたし】 tōka shitashi, lamplight (is) intimate/familiar [includes the notion of "under" the lamp]
障子貼る 【しょうじはる】 shōji haru, (しやうじやる), (to) repair shōji [by pasting on new paper rectangles] (mid autumn).
松手入 【まつていれ】 matsu teire, pruning pines [literally "pine maintenance"] (late autumn).
案山子 【かかし】 kakashi, scarecrow (all autumn).
【かかし】 kakashi, scarecrow
鹿火屋 【かびや】 kabiya, (かひや), deer-sentry's hut [hut for those who set fires and watch to keep deer from the fields] (all autumn).
鹿火 【かび】 kabi, deer-fire
鹿火屋守 【かびやもり】 kabiyamori, deer-sentry
鹿垣/猪垣 【ししがき】 ししがき, deer-fence/boar-fence
稲刈 【いねかり】 inekari, rice reaping / rice harvesting (late autumn).
稲車 【いなぐるま】 inaguruma, rice cart/truck
稲舟 【いなぶね】 inabune, rice boat
藁塚 【わらづか】 warazuka, rice-straw stack(s) [bundled and stacked rice straw, similar to Western "haystacks", but generally smaller, more numerous] (late autumn).
【にお】 nio (にほ), (rice) straw-pile
藁にお 【わらにお】 (藁堆/藁鳰)waranio, rice-straw pile
夜なべ 【よなべ】 夜業yonabe, nightwork [not that this is the only time of year when people work at night, but that one is most conscious of it at this time] (all autumn).
夜業 【やぎょう】 yagyō, nightwork
夜仕事 【よしごと】 yoshigoto, nightwork
砧 【きぬた】 kinuta, fulling block (all autumn).
竹伐る 【たけきる】 take kiru, (to) fell bamboo (mid autumn).
大根蒔く 【だいこんまく】 daikon maku, (to) sow daikon (seeds) [Raphanus sativus variety hortensis, the Japanese white radish] (early autumn).
【だいこんまく】 daiko maku, (to) sow daikon (seeds)
大豆 【だいず】 daizu, (だいづ), soybean(s) / soya bean(s) [fruit of Glycine max, an important commercial crop, at harvest time] (early autumn).
豆 【まめ】 mame, soybean(s) [while generic for "bean" in common speech, specific to soybean in haikai]
畦豆 【あぜまめ】 azemame, paddy-ridge bean(s)
大豆引く 【だいずひく】 daizu hiku, harvesting soybeans [literally "pulling soybeans"]
蘆刈 【あしかり】 ashikari, reed-cutting (late autumn).
刈蘆 【かりあし】 kariashi, cut reeds
菊人形 【きくにんぎょう】 kiku ningyō, (きくにんぎやう), chrysanthemum puppet-figure(s) [almost life-size human figures with bodies and limbs composed of chrysanthemum blossoms] (late autumn).
菊細工 【きくざいく】 kikuzaiku, chrysanthemum craft(s)
紅葉狩 【もみじがり】 momijigari, (もみぢがり), (autumn) leaf-admiring [literally, "leaf-gathering"] (late autumn).
紅葉見 【もみじみ】 momijimi, (autumn) leaf-viewing
観楓 【かんぶう】 kanbū, viewing (autumn) foliage
秋思 【しゅうし】 shūshi, (しうし), autumnal feelings / autumn sadness (all autumn).
運動会 【うんどうかい】 undōkai, (うんどうくわい), athletic meet / field day (all autumn).
夜学 【やがく】 yagaku, night school (all autumn).
夜学生 【やがくせい】 yagakusei, night-school student
夜学子 【やがくし】 yagakushi, night-school child [that is, a young person going to night school]
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