Winter Brain

Bright, frigid wind bites!
Smarting winter sensation
freshens perspective.  

Image shows a home base of roofed shelters isolated and fenced in among ice-covered trees and snow-covered ground, denoting hibernation or protection from the elements
Featured photo accompaniment (representing hibernation) by Ioan-Dan Plesa on

Micro-season poetry inspired by the traditional Japanese calendar

REFERENCES & FURTHER READING “Bringing You Japan in Your Language”

Naturalist Weekly Micro-Season: “The Bear Retreats To Its Den”

Did You Know: Calendars

Most people in Japan use, or are familiar with, the Western calendar (seireki), but the traditional calendar is used for official documents. The traditional Japanese calendar is based on reign periods of emperors. Each time a different emperor began rule, a new counting of the years began and the period acquired a new name.
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