Micro-Season: “Bamboo Shoots Appear”

We have entered the micro-season of “Bamboo Shoots Appear”. This is the third micro-season of the mini-season of First Summer. To honor this season, we are learning all about Bamboo and reading haiku by Basho, Issa, and Buson.

Micro-season: “The Earthworms Rise”

We have entered the micro-season of “The Earthworms Rise”, which is the second micro-season of the mini-season of First Summer. To honor this season we will be looking at the taxonomy of earthworms and reading poetry for Carl Dennis, Issa, Buson, and Basho.

Micro-season: “The First Frog Calls”

We have entered the micro-season of “The First Frog Calls”, which is the first micro-season of the mini-season of First Summer. In this season we investigate why frogs call and who are the first frogs to call. We also look at Basho’s famous Frog Pond haiku and the haiku responses from Issa and Buson.

Micro-season: “The First Reeds Grow”

We have entered the micro-season of “The First Reeds Grow”, which is the first micro-season of the mini-season of Grain Rain. To honor this season we are exploring the taxonomy of reeds, traditional Japanese reed instruments, and some haiku by Issa and Basho.

Micro-season: “The First Rainbow Appears”

We have entered the micro-season of “The First Rainbow Appears”. This is the third micro-season of the mini-season of Clear and Bright. In today’s post, we are looking at how rainbows are formed, the types of rainbows, and some poetry by Dickinson, Issa, and Takahama Kyoshi

Mini-Season: Clear and Bright

We have entered the mini-season of Clear and Bright, which is the fifth mini-season of the year. To honor this season we are exploring the Qingming Festival, Taqing, Kite Flying, and poetry by Du Mu, Wu Weixin, and Issa.

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