We have entered the micro-season of “White Dew on Grass”. This is the first micro-season of the mini-season of White Dew. The other micro-seasons within White Dew are:
- White Dew on Grass (Sep 07 – Sep 11)
- The Wagtail Calls (Sep 12 – Sep 16)
- The Swallows Leave (Sep 17 – Sep 21)
These seasons were established in 1685 by Japanese astronomer Shibuka Shunkai and are specific to Japan. However, just because the calendar focuses on Japan doesn’t mean it isn’t applicable to others. No matter where you live you can use these seasons as a starting point for your personal exploration of the world around you.
As a way to celebrate this season, we will explore how dew is formed and look into dew harvesting. Then, we will read some seasonal haiku by Issa, Basho, Saigyo, and Buson.
What Is Dew
“Dew” is the term we use to…