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The subtle scent of daffodils – The 72 Pentads of Yamato

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Reflect on the timeless beauty of Yamato, present-day Nara Prefecture, through the lens of videographer Koichi Hozan. The 72 pentads is a traditional Japanese calendar system originally devised in ancient China that depicts the subtle changes in nature over the seasons by dividing a year into seventy-two five-day periods.

Today’s focus: daffodils. These indomitable flowers are known to break through the snow and bloom despite the February cold.

Location: Terakawa River, Tawaramoto

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