Season by Season is an odyssey through the 24 mini-seasons of the traditional Japanese calendar. Join Alexis and Kit, lifelong friends who now live on opposite coasts, as they explore poetry, music, and sound on a journey through the rhythm of nature expressed by the seasons.
Alexis and Kit take an autumn walk in this episode, "Cold Dew." What autumnal surprises await as they wander through the apple orchard and the pumpkin patch? Will they make it back to the kitchen before October mist sets in? In Hiro's Corner, we take a delightful look at an unusual seasonal transformation.
The season "White Dew" reflects a changing of the light and the beginning of autumnal journeys for Alexis and Kit; a moon-viewing party brings together famous voices in haiku; and "Hiro's Corner" is particularly fruitful in an exploration of grapes.
The Beginning of Autumn
Alexis and Kit bid farewell to summer and welcome in the harvest season in this episode, "the Beginning of Autumn," featuring nostalgic summer fruits, a soundscape of the Dog Days of summer, and an awe-inspiring meteor shower. In "Hiro's Corner," we take a look at a special seasonal fish.
The Beginning of Midsummer / Minor Heat
Summer heats up in this episode of Season by Season, "the Beginning of Midsummer / Minor Heat." Join Alexis and Kit as they appreciate cumulonimbus clouds, get ready to celebrate a star festival, and bask in the resplendence of some very special flowers.
The Time of Planting Grain
Hydrangeas are blooming, fireflies are flitting, and rice fields are bustling with activity in this season, "The Time for Planting Grains." Joining Alexis and Kit in a new segment is Hiroaki Sato, sharing haiku about a special kigo for this rainy mini-season.
The Beginning of Summer
In this episode, Alexis and Kit explore the warm beginnings of summer through a delightful array of early summer delights including irises, clouds, and the festivals.
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I like the idea of looking at seasons in a new way. I enjoy the variety of readings and voices. The music fits right in! This connects you back to nature. Start with episode 1!
A new perspective
A treasure! This podcast is a great way to learn about new poems and their music selection which accompanied them is lovely! It’s a very organic way to learn about nature and the passage of time. Since listening to this podcast I’ve learned a lot and have started thinking about nature and the seasons in new ways.
Relax and Reconnect with Nature
Take a unique journey into the intricacies of nature and the art it inspires. Alexis and Kit explain the Japanese mini-seasons through carefully curated music and poetry, highlighting the tiny miracles we miss rushing around from day to day. Use this podcast as an audio meditation, taking a break from human anxieties and grounding yourself in the natural world.