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72 Seasons

Common self-heal, also known as "daito", "kagoso" or "utsubogusa (prunella spike)", sprouts every year around the time of the winter solstice in December, dying off around the time of the summer solstice. In this phrase one can sense the way the people of the past turned to the natural world and this unusual flower, silently withering away with the onset of midsummer when the trees in the hills and fields are turning a deeper green and colorful summer flowers are coming into bloom.
©Utsukushii Kurashikata Institute


Minister Yamamoto and Minister for Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand, General Chatchai Sarikulya, signed the Joint Statement on Efforts to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing.
(May 31, 2017)

MAFF Pamphlet

- Close to Your Daily Life -

Publication : December 2015