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Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

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72 Seasons

The wheat bears fruit, bending under the weight of the golden ears and showing that, for wheat, autumn has arrived. Autumn here signifies the maturity reached by a number of different types of grain. Rainy season is fast approaching, and in the momentary dry period that precedes it, farmers growing both rice and wheat must work hard to harvest the wheat. There is a well-known movie titled "Early Summer" directed by Yasujiro Ozu, the last scene of which accurately depicts one aspect of tending wheat fields.©Utsukushii Kurashikata Institute