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緋【あか】色【いろ】の花【はな】つ月【づき】

I'm trying to figure out the meaning for this part of kanji in a title for a series. The red flower month? The red flower moon? The month of blossoming red flowers? I'm totally at a loss as to how to interpret 'はなつづき'.

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  • I'm pretty sure つづき here is pun on the word 続き (sequel or continuation) and 月 (moon). The meaning would be something like "Month of red flowers", but with that added pun. (I think.)
    – Cat
    Mar 30, 2015 at 5:15
  • @Eric Looks like you're correct :)
    – naruto
    Mar 30, 2015 at 5:27
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    You might know this, but it could be worth mentioning that つ is an old particle similar to の, linking 花 and 月.
    – blutorange
    Mar 30, 2015 at 6:15
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    adding ome examples : "沖つ白波", "まつげ" (目つ毛)
    – Yosh
    Mar 30, 2015 at 8:27

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According to a dictionary, 花つ月 is an alternative name for March, the third month of the year in the traditional Japanese calendar. (I didn't know that.)

So 緋色の花つ月 means March in Crimson or something like that.

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The Crimson "month of flowers". Or Crimson March.

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