We get the new Natsume Yuujinchou 2 short animes on Jan. 16! Earlier news announced that a new anime would be released in "early spring". When the early spring is?
The "early spring" was originally written as "初春 (sho-shun)" in Japanese. Conventionally, sometime Japanese call January to March as Spring. It is based on a lunar calendar. Therefore, January is called early spring. It is synonym for "新春 (shin-shun)", means "new year".
On the other hand, January is very cold to call spring, so recently March is sometimes called early spring. After that the word "初春 (sho-shun)" has two meanings, "new year" and "early spring".