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Blossoms and Birds Herald the Coming of Spring

Blossoms and Birds Herald the Coming of Spring

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 2nd Feb 2014

It is still cold, and Spring seems a way off. However, days are starting to get longer noticeably, and unmistakable signs of change are in the air. The plum trees in my backyard have hundreds of pr … read more
The Japanese Almanac (Nijushi Sekki)

The Japanese Almanac (Nijushi Sekki)

Posted by Taro Kobayashi on 17th Nov 2010

The Japanese almanac divides the year into 24 season-like periods, each lasting about two weeks. These periods are markers of significant celestial events (such as equinoxes and solstices), weather … read more