【Notice】This app will be discontinued as of noon on Friday, February 2, 2024, Japan time.
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.
fix some bugs
Ratings and Reviews
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.
Beautiful content but poor formatting for iPhone 11
I love learning about the seasons every few days, and I think the content is both beautiful and thorough. However, it’s not designed for the iPhone 11 screen size. The text is formatted in columns which are just a bit wider than my screen, so to read the text I have to constantly scroll left and right. Turning to landscape mode just fits the text height while keeping the column width, so I can see the full width but the text is too tiny. If this could be fixed it would be a much more pleasurable experience to read the content.
Beautiful, though not responsive
Would love to experience this beautiful app responsively, but it does not factor in varied screen sizes—at any rate, it doesn’t fit the aspect ratio of the iPhone 11.
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- Heibonsha Limited, Publishers
- 37.7 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- © Utsukushii Kurashikata Institute
- In-App Purchases
- One year pack $24.99
- Winter $6.99
- Summer $6.99
- Spring $6.99
- Autumn $6.99