Japan%u2019s 72 Microseasons Now Available as an App | Spoon & Tamago
- What season is it right now? Winter? Wrong. Technically, it’s the 1st week of February, which means it’s “Spring Winds Thaw the Ice” (東風解凍). What about next month? You say Spring? Wrong again. March begins with “Grass Sprouts, Trees Bud” (草木萌動) and ends with “The First Cherry Blossoms” (櫻始開). I am, of course, going off of Japan’s ancient calendar, which is divided into 24 seasons and 72 microseasons.