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72 Seasons -- an iOS app (also for Android)

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applestar wrote:This is not a game, but i totally recommend this.

I have the Japanese version and it's really great. They've released an English version so now I can share. You check it when the season changes -- it will send a notification every new season. I have mine set for badge only.

It takes a while to open on the iPad so will probably take extra time to open on iPod.

It shows a produce and flower in season. (Right now -- Winter Melon and Sunflower) and an "animal" in season (Evening Cicada)

Webmaster (and other fishing enthusiasts) might find it interesting, too, for the fish in season and how they are served -- with photos. (Right now, it's Hamachi/Yellowtail).

It also has an appropriate Haiku for the season and explains it.

72 Seasons by 平凡社
https://appsto.re/us/59ik_.i

A year seen through the ancient Japanese calendar
Looks like they have it for Android devices, too -- https://www.kurashikata.com/72seasons/

-- https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... .koyomi_en
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Re: 72 Seasons -- an iOS app (also for Android)

What locations though? Woudl this work for say, South Africa?

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Re: 72 Seasons -- an iOS app (also for Android)

Oh no. This is strictly based on ANCIENT Japanese calendar. I think maybe only people interested in Haiku poetry with the requirement for seasonal references are familiar with this. This also means the climate is probably regionally specific to the ancient Kyoto area of Japan. But its kind of interesting to see how close to nature they lived and read about what modern Japanese cultural practices and celebrations still reflect those seasonal elements.

You might enjoy the beautiful photography, sometimes ancient ink drawings and paintings, wood-cut prints, etc., the poetry, and culinary delights.

It's been 5 days and the season has changed -- it's now "Cotton Boll Opens", Veg is Paprika/pepper, and flower is Rose of Sharon. Fish is Great Amberjack.
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