Did you know that ancient Japanese calendars split the year not into 4 seasons or even 12 – but into 72 seasons? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
These micro seasons (each only 5 days) encourage us to notice the tiny, delicate changes in nature that constantly occur around us, year in year out.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A few years ago, I read about this and discovered the 72 Seasons app (it is available on iOs and android). It is beautifully made and enjoyable to follow along with the seasons of Japan. But it made me crave the knowledge of the micro seasons not just where I live in New England, but everywhere – worldwide. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So, I started a fledgling hashtag on instagram. It is #pv72seasons and I have used it to share and name my own micro seasons as I notice them – and I wanted to remind you that you can use the hashtag to share yours too. I’d love to see them!
Also – Occasionally, I repost those that really catch my eye. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀