About 72 Seasons

72 Seasons is the first ever application based on the ancient Japanese calendar, in which the year is divided into 24 and then 72 separate seasons. "Spring Winds Thaw the Ice", "The First Peach Blossoms", "Damp Earth Humid Heat", "The Maple and the Ivy Turn Yellow". The 72 Seasons app brings you photographs, illustrations, haiku poems and words based on the poetic names of the seasons, each of which depicts a subtle change in the natural world throughout the year. The app updates according to the old 72 season calendar, approximately every 5 days, allowing you enjoy an ancient yet refreshingly new way to feel the year progress, unhindered by precise dates and times.

How to Use

The 72 Seasons app is built on two long scrolls. One lists all 72 seasons across the year, the other is "Today's Season". You can view each with the buttons at the bottom of your screen. Flick the scrolls to move through to the end. The Facebook, Twitter and Email buttons at the bottom of your screen allow you to share the app easily with your friends.


72 Seasons updates in line with the ancient 72 season calendar, approximately every five days. Once a new season starts, you are unable to see the seasons that came before. 72 Seasons will only update if your phone or ipad is connected to the net.

What’s New

Version 1.1.0

You can now purchase and download content. Choose from the four seasons
individually or the one year bundle.
Please rate us after each update.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Vaerlynn ,

A favorite app!!

This app is informative and inspiring. I love the wide variety of information, especially the haiku and Japanese art prints. Also, there's always a little tip to prepare or utilize seasonal flora. All in all, this app is a great tool that lets you look at the whole world through a new lens. Much appreciation!!

JokiGirl ,

This App is a Trove

When I run across such gems as this application, filled with desirous offerings of information presented in a cohesive and very lovely manner, I always say to myself that there ought to be more applications such as these.
This app is a tour of life lived seasonally within Japanese culture. While I am not certain that it does (or does not) represent the way any one individual celebrates life–given that the information provided spans across different prefectures (and speaks to references and traditions from Japanese history, although of course these still touch many people today)–it seems that nature's way of symbolizing the turning of the seasons is pretty universal throughout the country.
Like other reviewers, I would really love to look back at past months, if that could be made a possibility.

hadashi ,

regular dose of beauty to feed the soul

such beautifully curated art, poetry, and information! whether or not you are already connected to Japanese culture, this app will expand your scope and make you more aware of the natural beauty around you.


Heibonsha Limited, Publishers
69.5 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Utsukushii Kurashikata Institute
In-App Purchases
  1. One year pack $24.99
  2. Winter $6.99
  3. Spring $6.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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