Micro-Season: “The Mountain Stream Freezes Over”

We have entered the micro-season of “The Mountain Stream Freezes Over”. This is the second micro-season of the mini-season Major Cold. To celebrate this season, we will learn about what it takes for moving water to freeze, and then read haiku by Basho, Issa, and Shiki.

Micro-Season: “The Elk Sheds Its Antlers” (2022)

We have entered the micro-season of “The Elk Sheds its Antlers”. This is the second micro-season of the mini-season Winter Solstice. To celebrate this season, we will learn about the deer and elk in Japan, explore the difference between horns and antlers, and read some deer-inspired haiku by Basho, Buson, and Issa.

Micro-Season: “The Sky is Cold, Winter Comes”

We have entered the micro-season of “The Sky is Cold, Winter Comes”. This is the first micro-season of the mini-season Major Snow. To celebrate this season, we will learn about how the Earth’s orbit around the Sun impacts our seasonal temperatures and then read haiku by Buson, Issa, Basho, Taigi, and Toshimi.

Micro-Season: “The Daffodil Flowers” (2022)

We have entered the micro-season of “The Daffodil Flowers”. This is the third micro-season of the mini-season of First Winter. To celebrate this season, we will learn about the daffodil, its mythology, and its symbolism. We will then read daffodil-themed haiku from Basho, Issa, and Buson.

Micro-Season: “The First Camellia Blossoms” (2022)

We have entered the micro-season of “The First Camellia Blossoms”. This is the first micro-season of the mini-season of First Winter. As a way to celebrate this season, we will learn about the camellia flower and its symbolism. Then we will read camellia-themed haiku from Issa, Basho, Buson, and Shiki.

Micro-Season: “Light Rain Showers” (2022)

We have entered the micro-season of “Light Rain Showers”. This is the second micro-season of the mini-season of Frost Descent. As a way to celebrate this season, we will learn about rain, the different classifications of rainfall, and how the sound of rain can quiet a restless mind. After that, we will read seasonal haiku by Issa, Buson, and Basho.

Micro-Season: “The Geese Arrive”

We have entered the micro-season of “The Geese Arrive”. This is the first micro-season of the mini-season of Cold Dew. As a way to celebrate this season, we will learn about the White-Fronted Goose and then read haiku by Issa, Basho, Takaha Shugyo, and Buson.

Micro-Season: “Thunder Lowers Its Voice”

We have entered the micro-season of “Thunder Lowers Its Voice”. This is the first micro-season of the mini-season of Autumn Equinox. As a way to celebrate this season, we will investigate the conditions needed to create thunder and lightning. Then we will read some thunder and lightning-themed haiku by Basho, Issa, and Kerouac.

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